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In Word vb script you can search for a number using ^#. What is the AutoIt equivalent I cannot seem to find the section in the help :D

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That will depend entirely on your editor. In SciTe, use Ctrl-F


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In Word vb script you can search for a number using ^#. What is the AutoIt equivalent I cannot seem to find the section in the help :D

Not to initiate a search but to say ^# is any7 number on it's own ^#^# would be any two digits etc

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Not to initiate a search but to say ^# is any7 number on it's own ^#^# would be any two digits etc

You mean wildcards? Once again, that would likely depend on the editor. A lot of them won't support that, and ones that do might use different syntax.

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Again, this varies by the editor you use.

In what context are you doing this searching?

If you want to see if a string contains a specific number, take a look at the StringInstr function. If you want to know if a string is made of only digits, use StringIsDigit function. I have yet to finish (really, well, start) a more advanced pattern matching function called RegExp, which could do this comparison easily.


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... a more advanced pattern matching function called RegExp, which could do this comparison easily.

Similar to the *nix RegEx syntax, or just an odd naming coincidence? :D

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Quite similar, but based more on [f]lex syntax than [e]grep syntax. Take a look at this discussion for more details.


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