batch replace issues

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kenseavert
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batch replace issues

Post by kenseavert » Wed May 13, 2009 9:39 pm

I am having an issue with the batch replace. I know really nothing about regular expressions so I could be wrong.

Here is what I am doing. I want to replace word X OR word Y with word {Z}
The brackets on the Z have no significance other than this is what i want to replace x or y with, will these brackets(or any other form of regular expression for that matter) on the right hand side of the screen in the 'replace with' column have any effect on my results?

not sure if it will but here is what I am doing,

-(X)|-(Y) and in the right hand column {z}

this was working but as a made a bigger list for the batch replace it stopped working at all, so I need help.

thanks.

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Re: batch replace issues

Post by Abacre » Thu May 14, 2009 10:33 am

The right syntax:
Search For:
X|Y
Replace with:
{Z}
but as a made a bigger list for the batch replace it stopped working at all, so I need help.
Sometimes you can create infinitive loops (it depends on your words and the order of search/replace list).
Therefore send to support@abacre.com your default.cfg file located in:
C:\Program Files\Advanced Find and Replace 4\
and also send a sample file for search/replace.
Kind regards,
Abacre Limited
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support@abacre.com

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