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Matches a list against a pattern.

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MBS( "List.RegExMatch"; List; Pattern; CompilerOptions; ExecuteOptions { ; NoReturnEnding } )


Parameter Description Example value
List The list of texts to search. "Hello"
Pattern The pattern to use. "H(.*)"
CompilerOptions A number for the options to use. e.g. 1 for case insensitive or 512 for ungreedy. 512+1
ExecuteOptions The options for executing. 0
NoReturnEnding Optional
Pass 1 to have no extra newline character on the end of the returned list. Default is 0 to include one to easily concat lists.


Returns list or error.


Matches a list against a pattern.
This compiles the pattern, executes it and looks if we have a match or not for each list item.
Returns the list items which match.


Match Hello with pattern:

MBS( "List.RegExMatch"; "Hello¶Test¶World¶House¶Test"; "H(.*)o")

same without return on end of result:

MBS( "List.RegExMatch"; "Hello¶Test¶World¶House¶Test"; "H(.*)o”; 0; 0; 1)

See also

List.Or   -   List.Remove

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