Help finding a specific value

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RJ
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Help finding a specific value

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Let's say you have a huge list of text you need to figure out phrase from. You have part of a phrase "Digi**lV*lc*no" but you don't know what's inside the asterisks.

Is there any expression I can use to search an entire piece of text for what that might be?
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DigitalVolcano
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Re: Help finding a specific value

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You can use regular expressions

[a-zA-Z] will match one letter

[a-zA-Z]+ will match 1 or more letters.

e.g.

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blah[a-zA-Z]blahblah[a-zA-Z]etc
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Re: Help finding a specific value

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So let's say i'm trying to find out: Di**talV**cano

Would the expression be:

Di[a-zA-Z][a-zA-Z]talV[a-zA-Z][a-zA-Z]cano
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Re: Help finding a specific value

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That should work. You can test it in the Regular Expresssion tester within the program.

Note your example doesn't actually find asterisks, only letters a-z.

To find any character you can use \S

e.g.

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Di\S\StalV\S\Scano
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