how i will get a tabkey while parsing the key ??

hi,

I  ned to search for an expression inside a string .
e.q i need to search for "o_errortext := " in the following string .

     o_errortext     := 'A card cannot contain itself.';

i am using a regular expression like
             if( str.matches("(?i).*o_errortext *:=.*"))

  but here , if there is "TAB" in between, I  am not able to recognise it.
Can you please tellme how to capture "TAB" in java ??
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CEHJCommented:
\s.*?

in between will allow for whitespace
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danBoshCommented:
\t, i think?
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CEHJCommented:
From API docs:

>>\s A whitespace character: [ \t\n\x0B\f\r]<<
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hj2k3Commented:
you are specifying space in the regular expression:

 if( str.matches("(?i).*o_errortext *:=.*"))

it should be

 if( str.matches("(?i).*o_errortext*:=.*"))

if there was just a tab it wouldn't have worked unless there was a space and a tab
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hj2k3Commented:
...although CEHJ is right, \s would be better becuase it would only allow whitespace, so

 if( str.matches("(?i).*o_errortext\s:=.*"))

(i think)
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CEHJCommented:
Sorry dan - an error that came to me just as i was going to sleep last night!

>>\s.*?

should have been

>>\s*?

(quite a different thing ;-))
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