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Regular Expressions and/or "if/then/else" logic in

Postby Dan in MN » Fri Apr 15, 2005 5:29 am

Hello,

Is there a way to use if/then/else logic and regular expressions for doing find/replace in WordPipePro?

Here's an example of what I'm trying to do:

I need to replace the URLs in some hyperlinks. Currently, they look like this:

HYPERLINK "/main/groups/agencywide/documents/pub/dhs_id_999999.hcsp",
and
HYPERLINK "/main/groups/agencywide/documents/pub/dhs_id_000000.pdf"

Thanks!

Dan in MN (dan dot ballek at state dot mn dot us)


I need them to look like this:

HYPERLINK "javascript:link('id_999999')",
and
HYPERLINK "javascript:download('id_000000')"


I just downloaded the eval version of EasyPattern, and already own WordPipePro. Is it possible to do this with these two tools? If so, how do you do it?

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Postby DataMystic Support » Fri Apr 15, 2005 7:36 am

Hi Dan,

WordPipe does not support EasyPatterns. However, MS Word does support wildcards, which are similar but harder to understand then EasyPatterns.

You just need 2 search/replaces, one like this:

/main/groups/agencywide/documents/pub/dhs_(*).hcsp
Replace with
javascript:link('\1')

and similarly for the second line.
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