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$t = '... 1-347-318-9643  1-347-318-9647  1-347-318-9648  1-347-318-9650  1-347-318-9651  1-347-318-9652  1-347-318-9653  1-347-318-9655  1-347-318- ...'

$pattern = '347.*?318.*?9655'
$tmp = StringRegExpReplace($t, $pattern, "|||", 1)
ConsoleWrite($tmp & @CRLF)

However i got this output:

... 1-|||  1-347-318- ...

Why i got only that, where is the other string, i thought the output should be this:

... 1-347-318-9643  1-347-318-9647  1-347-318-9648  1-347-318-9650  1-347-318-9651  1-347-318-9652  1-347-318-9653  1-|||  1-347-318- ...

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iamtheky
Posted (edited)

you need to define your pattern better.  You are replacing from the first time it finds 347 (characters 7-9 in your string) then as many chars as necessary until 318 (chars 11-13) then capture as many chars as necessary until 9655 (chars 123-127), so in this case is most of your string.  If there can ever only be a single character to separate you may not need * or ? as it gets greedy quick.

$t = '... 1-347-318-9643  1-347-318-9647  1-347-318-9648  1-347-318-9650  1-347-318-9651  1-347-318-9652  1-347-318-9653  1-347-318-9655  1-347-318- ...'

$pattern = '347.318.9655'
$tmp = StringRegExpReplace($t, $pattern, "|||", 1)
ConsoleWrite($tmp & @CRLF)

 

Edited by iamtheky

,-. .--. ________ .-. .-. ,---. ,-. .-. .-. .-.
|(| / /\ \ |\ /| |__ __||| | | || .-' | |/ / \ \_/ )/
(_) / /__\ \ |(\ / | )| | | `-' | | `-. | | / __ \ (_)
| | | __ | (_)\/ | (_) | | .-. | | .-' | | \ |__| ) (
| | | | |)| | \ / | | | | | |)| | `--. | |) \ | |
`-' |_| (_) | |\/| | `-' /( (_)/( __.' |((_)-' /(_|
'-' '-' (__) (__) (_) (__)

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JLogan3o13

Moved to the appropriate forum, as the Developer General Discussion forum very clearly states:

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luckyluke
On 7/7/2018 at 10:47 PM, iamtheky said:

you need to define your pattern better.  You are replacing from the first time it finds 347 (characters 7-9 in your string) then as many chars as necessary until 318 (chars 11-13) then capture as many chars as necessary until 9655 (chars 123-127), so in this case is most of your string.  If there can ever only be a single character to separate you may not need * or ? as it gets greedy quick.

$t = '... 1-347-318-9643  1-347-318-9647  1-347-318-9648  1-347-318-9650  1-347-318-9651  1-347-318-9652  1-347-318-9653  1-347-318-9655  1-347-318- ...'

$pattern = '347.318.9655'
$tmp = StringRegExpReplace($t, $pattern, "|||", 1)
ConsoleWrite($tmp & @CRLF)

 

That is great, i was not clear about the pattern. thank you very much.

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