DataFlex Studio Search regex tips
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 :