Regular expressions

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Regular expressions

Postby dane » Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:00 am

Good Morning - regex confuses the bejeesus out of me. I want to be able to search for Aston Martin without seeing headers for Aston Springs or Aston Martinez. What's the secret of searching for specific literal strings?

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Re: Regular expressions

Postby Quade » Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:31 pm

If you want the two words together with the space, you can use

"aston\smartin"

The "\s" means "space".
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Re: Regular expressions

Postby dane » Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:10 pm

Hi Quade - thanks for the reply. Sorry to be a pain but I'm still a bit confounded.

If I enter "aston\smartin" (with or without "") I get an error that says no results
If I just enter aston martin - 304 headers; "aston martin" 272

If after one of those, I replace the space with \s (aston\smartin - with or w/o "") and don't hit enter - 125 headers.
That's the closest I get to what I want (still get aston martinez), but it take 2 steps. Is that how it should be?

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