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Hey Everyone,

             I am having a problem getting this regex to work.  I downloaded and installed Expresso to help make and test the search expression. Using Expresso this pattern pulls the whole line of text.  (?m)^(\bPID\b|\bGT1\b).*    Any line that begins with PID or GT1   So I am thinking great just put that into my AutoIt script and good to go....But in AutoIt it is only pulling just the string   PID or GT1 not the whole line of text.

$aResults = StringRegExp($sFile, "(?m)^(\bPID\b|\bGT1\b).*", 3)

Any help would be great Thank you

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This seems to work for me:

#include <Array.au3>

$sText = "PID-Line 1" & @CRLF & _
         "Fred-Line 2" & @CRLF & _
         "GT1-Line 3" & @CRLF & _
         "Fred-Line 4"

$aRet = StringRegExp($sText, "(?m)^(PID.*|GT1.*)$", 3)

_ArrayDisplay($aRet, "", Default, 8)


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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
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Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
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Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area


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The  .*  must be included in the capturing group  :)

$aResults = StringRegExp($sFile, "(?m)^(\bPID\b.*|\bGT1\b.*)", 3)
; or
$aResults = StringRegExp($sFile, "(?m)^((?:\bPID\b|\bGT1\b).*)", 3)


Edited by mikell

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Thank you!  Ya got me going in the right direction.  Here is what is working. It pulls the complete line if it begins with PID or GT1

$aResults = StringRegExp($sFile, "(?m)^(\bPID\b.*|\bGT1\b.*)", 3)

Again Thank you

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