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    sdslrn123's Avatar
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    Pattern Matching

    Hi there. If you can help you are a star.

    I want user to:
    Enter text into box A
    Enter a pattern into box B

    Box B is matched against the text in Box A.

    Believe it or not, I know how to do the above! But, I am getting stuck on a configuration of this cgi program http://www.tek-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=1203889&page=1#

    I need to configure the asterix button so that if someone enters the text: abcdefg
    and the pattern: c*f

    My program will find the first match (in this case cdef) as asterix needs to represent one or more letters.

    I only come to this forum as a last ditch hope, please do not be offended but I have learnt if I am going to learn any kinda I have to keep on trying by myself! It is just I can configure the asterix to be replaced by one letter but not more than one.

    Any help is much appreciated.

    $newtext is just what was taken from parameter

    my $patternit = $pattern ;
    my @values = split(/\*/, $patternit);

    foreach my $value (@values) {
    http://www.tek-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=1203889&page=1#print $query ->p("(8)$values[0]");
    print $query ->p("(9)$values[1]");
    $finalpattern = join '', $values[0],"[a-z]",$values[1];
    print $finalpattern;
    if ( $newtext =~ /$finalpattern/)
    print $query ->p("An Important Match Was Found.");
    print $query ->p("No match was found");
    $position2 = index($newtext,$finalpattern);
    print "The match was found at position $position2<br>";

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    Re: Pattern Matching


    I know its too late.
    Have you tried printing $& just below the regex matching sentence.
    This will print the terms that were matched in the regex.


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