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syntax:functions:regexmatch

RegExMatch(text, regex_text)

Category: Text function


Description

This function returns the first substring that matches the regular expression pattern regex_text.


Use cases

RegExMatch is useful for fuzzy-matching and extracting substrings of text using a specific pattern of characters.


Arguments

ArgumentTypeDescription
textTextThe text value to test for the regex_text RegEx pattern.
regex_textText (RegEx pattern)The string pattern to search for within text. The first instance of text matching this pattern is returned.

Return value type: Text


Examples

regexmatch('12345678', '^\d{4}') //Returns '1234'
regexmatch('MaryAnne', '[a-zA-z]{4}) //Returns 'Mary'


See also

syntax/functions/regexmatch.txt · Last modified: 2021/08/16 00:55 by craigt