filter expression for quote (") only in the first postition?

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filter expression for quote (") only in the first postition?

Postby tgeery » Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:54 am

I'm not a coder and I've played around a little trying to figure something out with no real success... what I'm after is a filter expression that would find a quote character (") only in the first position of the subject field and then exclude that post if the character were found. can anyone suggest something that would work?
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Re: filter expression for quote (") only in the first postit

Postby richy99 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:29 pm

the ^ is the regex for begins with

so might try ^"
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Re: filter expression for quote (") only in the first postit

Postby tgeery » Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:32 pm

I'll give that a try. thanks.
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Re: filter expression for quote (") only in the first postit

Postby tgeery » Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:40 pm

had to use ^/" since the quote is a special character, I guess. the filter complained unless I used the / but that worked! simple! thanks for the suggestion!
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Re: filter expression for quote (") only in the first postit

Postby dexter » Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:57 pm

Backslash is what you use to escape characters. So it should be ^\" to anchor a quote to the beginning of the string.
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Re: filter expression for quote (") only in the first postit

Postby tgeery » Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:08 pm

dexter wrote:Backslash is what you use to escape characters. So it should be ^\" to anchor a quote to the beginning of the string.


you are, of course, correct! I typed "/" when I had actually used "\" in the filter. thanks for that correction.
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