coffeeturtle

StringReplace differentiating numeric values

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Hello. I need to perform a specific string replace, but not sure how to go about it.

The scenario is this: I have a large block of text. Within the text colons appear ":",  Sometimes the colons are used in a sentence appearing after a word. Other times they appear in between numbers like a ratio or a sport score (e.g. "6:8").

I want to replace the colons appearing between numeric values like 6:8 with the word "to", but not the ones appearing at the end of a sentence.

Is there a way that I can have StringReplace (or any other method) differentiate when to replace the colon based on it appearing between numbers?

I did try searching for a similar scenario.

Thank you for any help. 

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coffeeturtle,

You need a RegEx:

$sText = "Fred: 6:8"

$sNewText = StringRegExpReplace($sText, "(\d)(:)(\d)", "$1 to $3")

ConsoleWrite($sNewText & @CRLF)

M23


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GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
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Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
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Thanks Melba! I have got to get into using Regular Expressions. :-)

You probably could have come up with that solution in your sleep, I know.

Thank you again and for the quick response!

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coffeeturtle,

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I have got to get into using Regular Expressions

Quite a steep learning curve, but well worth the effort. I started out reading this site -although there are plenty of others.

Good luck - and try not to let your brain bleed too much over the keyboard!

M23

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Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

Spoiler

ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
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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LOL! Thank you! I will give it a go. It may come in handy for solving other problems I have run into. :-)

I'm sure my brain itself will be oozing though my ears!

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You would be surprised how far proper knowledge of PCRE can go where your resume is concerned.

It seems like a relatively modest subject, but for some weird reason it can make even some very professional developers get really anxious.

So: go for it! :) 

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