Batch replace: Grab characters from elsewhere in the source?

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RumMunkey
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Batch replace: Grab characters from elsewhere in the source?

Post by RumMunkey » Mon Jan 31, 2005 5:32 pm

I have a batch configuration I run from time to time to edit code.

In the code, I have these 2 lines that appear like this:

SR:SC20050BOX
PR:3120001

...and this:

SR:SC20050BOX
PR:3120002

...and this:

SR:SC20050BOX
PR:3120003


...and so on. The last 3 digits of the "PR" line is a counter, basically. The numbers are unique, are always 3 digits, but not necessarily in numerical order.

I need to change the letters "BOX" to the 3-digits from the end of the "PR" line, so I end up with this instead:

SR:SC20050001
PR:3120001

SR:SC20050002
PR:3120002

SR:SC20050003
PR:3120003



Can AF&R do this? And how?

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Post by Abacre » Mon Jan 31, 2005 5:32 pm

Hi,

This is too easy task for AFR :)

Go to Batch Replace tab. Check ON "Use regular expressions"
Put search/replace pair:

Search for:
SR:SC20050BOX\r\nPR:3120(\d{3})

Replace with:
SR:SC20050$1\r\nPR:3120$1

That's all.

In this example we supposed that line delimiters are \r\n (usually used in Windows) and the text SR:SC20050BOX occupies whole line.
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Post by RumMunkey » Mon Jan 31, 2005 5:32 pm

Thanks so much Roman!

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