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Posted on 2007-11-28
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Hello Experts,

I have a problem in using regular expression in Perl.
I am fetching a value from database and storing it in a variable '$welcome_string'.
The value fetched is unknown, but it contains value something like,

'Welcome %FIRST_NAME% %LAST_NAME% to this portal'.

I want a regular expression which will convert the above string to the following:

'Welcome $params->{'FIRST_NAME'} $params->{'LAST_NAME'} to this portal'.

Kindly provide solution.

Thanks.
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This should work.

$welcome_string=~s/\%(\w+)\%/\$params-\>\{'\1\'}/g

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$welcome_string=~s/\%([\w_]+)\%/$params->{$1}/g;
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by:ozo
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When you say $params->{'FIRST_NAME'} do you mean that literal string, or do you want the value contained in the hash ref?

\w includes _

you don't need to \ the % > { or '  in this context
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Yes, it works.

Thanks.
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