DataFlex Studio Search regex tips
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Tips from Marco
The DataFlex Studio has the possibility to use regular expressions in the Find dialog.
This opens the possibility to search for very specific things.
Find <xx> Table
find .. Customer
where the . is any character, so eq gt ge etc.
If you also have and would like to find any number of spaces then you can extend it by \s for a space character followed by one or more with a +
Looking for a function that has a number as the parameter
function .* number .* returns
Basically, the . is any character and the * is any occurrence of the previous character. So it is matching:
"function" space any characters "number" space any characters space "returns"
Find old subroutines
^ is start at character 1 on the line \w is a word character + is one of more of the previous : is exactly that, a ':'
So this finds
Start: Start_A: Start_5:
But not if there is a space before the word or a space between the word character and the :