Add Escape Characters to Regular Expression

Verb: escapeTextForRegex

Adds escape characters to a regular expression, causing all of its characters to be interpreted literally, not as how regular expressions interpret.


escapeTextForRegex --text(String) (String)=value


Script Designer Required AcceptedTypes Description
--text Regular Expression Required Text Regular expression that should have escape characters added to.


Script Designer AcceptedTypes Description
value Generated Escape Text Text Text generated based on Regular Expression, with escape characters.


Counts the occurences in the given text of the regular expression "." . The expression dot (.) matches any character, so it returns the number of characters in the text. After adding the escape characters and redoing the count, the return is only the number of points that exist in the text.

defVar --name regularExpression --type String --value "."
defVar --name  occurrencesNumber --type Numeric
defVar --name newRegularExpression --type String
defVar --name parsedText --type String --value "First row.\r\nSecond row.\r\nThird row."
countTextOccurrences --text "${parsedText}" --useRegex  --regexPattern "${regularExpression}" --regexOptions "Multiline" --startindex 1 --comment "The regular expression dot (.) Matches any character" occurrencesNumber=value
logMessage --message "\r\nNumber of characters in the text: ${occurrencesNumber}" --type "Info"
escapeTextForRegex --text "${regularExpression}" --comment "When applying the command, it brings only the period (.) Character" newRegularExpression=value
countTextOccurrences --text "${parsedText}" --useRegex  --regexPattern "${newRegularExpression}" --regexOptions "Multiline" --startindex 1 occurrencesNumber=value
logMessage --message "\r\nNumber of times that the period (.) Character exists: ${occurrencesNumber}" --type "Info"

See Also

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  • Calculate Hash
  • Change Text Case
  • Check File
  • Concatenate Texts
  • Convert HTML to Text
  • Count Occurrences in Text
  • Count Text Characters
  • Create Random Text
  • Create Table By Regular Expression
  • Empty or Null Text Variable
  • Find by Regular Expression
  • Find Occurrences in Text
  • Format Text
  • Get Subtext
  • Get Text from Regular Expression
  • HTML to Markdown
  • Insert New Line to Text
  • Join Text
  • Pad Text
  • Parse URI
  • Remove Diacritics
  • Remove Escape Characters
  • Replace Part of Text
  • Replace Text
  • Split Text
  • Trim Text Blanks