Regular expressions

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Regular expressions

Easy Data Transform allows the use of regular expressions in the replace and filter transforms.

 

Regular expressions are a powerful way to match patterns in text (including text representation of dates and numbers). For example, you can use a regular expression in the replace transform to swap first and last names:

 

regexp-example-2

 

Turns:

regexp-example-2-input

Into:

regexp-example-2-output

 

Regular expressions are far too big a topic to cover here. However there are many detailed online resources, such as www.regular-expressions.info.