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REPEATED SEARCH

Guide Section: Processing Object Data | EASAP Tree: DATA PROCESSINGLIST


REPEATED SEARCH performs search operations on each string in a LIST.

REPEATED SEARCH may test whether a string starts with, ends with or contains another string.

REPEATED SEARCH may find the position within each string in a LIST of the first or last occurrence of the search string in Search Text:

Search Text: may contain SCALAR's or LIST's of the same length as the input LIST in Value:. The resulting REPEATED SEARCH will also be this length.

  • For examples see SEARCH. In contrast to SEARCH,
    • REPEATED SEARCH uses a LIST instead of a SCALAR for Value:
    • REPEATED SEARCH does not EXPAND LIST references in Search Text:
      • Instead Search Text: and Value: are matched element-by-element

A regular expression provides an advanced template or pattern for matching text.

REPEATED SEARCH
Essential Parameters:
Value:Choose a LIST from drop-down list to iterate through.
Search Text:Text or regular expression to match, delimited object references allowed
Function:Select operation (CONTAINS, ENDS WITH, EQUALS, FIRST, LAST, STARTS WITH)
Optional Parameters:
Delimiter:Character to delimit an object reference in Search Text: above, default→%
Allow Regular Expressions:default→FALSE

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