Questions tagged [regex]

regex stands for "regular expressions". They are used to define a string search pattern that could be used in some web applications like Google editors to do input validation, search and replace among other similar tasks.

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Use regexmatch to determine if one cell's content contains another's

I want use a cell in regexmatch as regular_expression parameter. My goal is to draw green background for A1 if B1 contains A1 inside of it. How to do this with regexmatch?
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Using regex in Google Sheets data validation

I'm trying to use a regex in the Google Sheets data validation in order to ban the input of special characters, so basically my allowed set should be [a-zA-Z0-9,./()]. I'm using the custom formula ...
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Count Occurence of a Regex Search Term

Using CTRL+F indicates the number of occurrences of a search term. However, when using regex (via Find and Replace) there's no indication of count. Does anyone know how to find the number of ...
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Using regexreplace to surround numbers by parentheses

The data I'm starting with: 1 Hello 2 Just another 22 line 300 Yeah, the first step is to admit you need help I want the "finished" version to look like: (1) Hello (2) Just another (22) ...
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Google spreadsheet query language, match using regex?

I have a query formula that looks into a table and pulls names for example: A B 1 john, andrew blah 2 drew, mike blah I want it to show me all of the rows that ...
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RegexReplace produces an error

I have two sheets of data as per below: ╔═══════════╦══════╦══════════════╗ ║ SheetName ║ Cell ║ CellValue ║ ╠═══════════╬══════╬══════════════╣ ║ Sheet1 ║ B1 ║ ='sheet2'!A2 ║ ║ Sheet2 ║ ...
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How to sort by date with Google Spreadsheet?

Consider the following text in a single column in a spreadsheet: AAPL 2015 Dec 18 C @ 185.000 AAPL 2016 Mar 18 C @ 160.000 ... How to sort by date? I tried extracting the date using regex, but it ...
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Which regular expression flavour is used by the MediaWiki search and replace dialog?

I recently discovered this search and replace dialog in MediaWiki and have been using it more and more: But I can't seem to find the documentation on it. On the MediaWiki website I always find info ...
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RegExp for data validation

I need a help for regexp writing to validate format: any_positive_integer@any_text,any_positive_integer@any_text, ..... To be exact, "any_positive_integer@any_text" separated by commas and inside, ...
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Which formula extracts the domain name from an email address (bob@example.com -> example.com)?

Which Google Spreadsheets formula do I use to get the domain part from an email address? Example: bob@example.com → example.com
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Is there a way to automatically extract information from emails (e.g. regex prices on gmail)?

Every month I get an email from my mobile carrier which tells me how much money my contract has cost me the last month, and I'd like to be able to form that into an iOS notification with IFTTT. The ...
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Case insensitive character string filter for multiple individual columns (dynamic input for each)

I'm looking for an efficient way to filter a data set by multiple individual, case insensitive character strings for multiple columns in a Google docs spreadsheet. I can already achieve this by ...
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Appending text to each column in Google Sheets

I have a Google Sheets that has about 200 columns. Each one is a name, and to each one, I want to append -banner.jpg. For example: abcde fghij klmno will all be updated to: abcde-banner.jpg fghij-...
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Google Spreadsheets Query( “where a matches '/[A-Z+]/' ”) condition

According to Google Query documentation: matches - A (preg) regular expression match. haystack matches needle is true if the regular expression in needle matches haystack. Examples: where ...
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Count the number of words in a string in Google Sheets

I have a simple Google spreadsheet with a number of text strings. I just want the number of words contained in each cell. Is there an in-built Google spreadsheet function I may use?
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REGEXEXTRACT and French accents in Google Sheets

I have the following formula: =REGEXEXTRACT(source!A2,"^[\w\s\À-ÿ]+") where source!A2="Ancien Marché Saint-Jacques (1125, rue Ontario Est)" and I would like to extract Ancien Marché Saint-...
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How can I search Gmail for a Windows activation key?

Somewhere lost in my Gmail is a Windows key. It's by itself in an email but I cannot find it. It's formatted like so: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX If Gmail supported regular expressions it would be ...
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FILTER(condition OR condition) syntax?

I am using FILTER() to display a value from Sheet 2 where the Name columns match. My problem is where I want: =FILTER(Sheet2!A:F, Sheet2!A:A="Combat Medic" OR Sheet2!A:A="Universal") as OR results ...
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Finding and removing periods

I'm using a Google Sheets and trying to create a formula to remove a period and anything that comes before it in a cell. For example: idontwantthis.iwantthis I have used this in the past: =(RIGHT(...
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Is it possible to search MediaWiki sites using regular expressions?

I'd like to search for phrases using regular expressions on sites such as Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons. Is it possible to do this? Example regex search query: (facebook|google) (corporate history|...
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Is there a way to search in Google using regular expressions (regex)?

It would be very useful if Google provided a regular expression search. Is there a way to do this? (OBS: I am not talking about false regular expressions like site:, filetype:, AND, OR or "Text". I ...
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How to write a clean Gmail filter for SVN commits?

I have a dozen or so SVN projects that generate a few dozen email messages every day, each with subject line like this [SVN projectname] in branch/trunk list of files. I want to send these email ...
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Google Search with Regular Expressions [duplicate]

Is it possible to use regular expressions or very simple regular expressions in google search? Like search the term "goog?e", where the ? indicates a character or a number.
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What tools exist that can do string matching (ex. regex) websearches? [closed]

Is there any web search tool that can do the following: Perform a web search where one of the keywords is a string pattern, such as ####suffix, and will match the best result that matches a string ...
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Is there a way to search and replace a regular expression in Google Docs spreadsheets?

The problem is that I entered a lot of formulas like =round(x+y) into a Google Docs spreadsheet. Now I need them exported to MS Excel and the latter only accepts =round(x+y,0) as a valid format. ...
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Search Engine that Doesn't Ignore Punctuation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to search the internet for terms with special characters Is there a search engine that will not ignore punctuation marks (like $ % & ! @ #...)? I want to search the ...
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Online regex preview tool [closed]

Is there any good regex webapps out there? I'd like to be able to set which type of regex syntax is used, enter some text and a regex and get matches highlighted. Preferably with different colors so ...

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