Coldfusion regexp question (kaufmed) - revisited

Posted on 2011-09-02
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Last Modified: 2012-06-27

Kaufmed provided me with a neat lil regexp to strip out extra spaces after the 1st and 2nd token. But I did not award him the max points, my mistake! His regexp was the correct requirement. However, I now have an additional piece that I need added. My test string:

dt - tl  -  dist track & sprint - high & middle - 327 -  indoor meet

Kaufmed's regexp now removes the whitespaces after the first t, after the 1st hyphen, after the 1st l and after the 2nd hypen. I need to be able to remove the whitespace after the last hyphen as well. How do I do this? (this way I can also make sure kaufmed gets the full points :)  )
Question by:roger v
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by:Terry Woods
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Building on kaufmed's code, this should work I think:

REReplace(field, "^([^ -]+) *- *([^ -]+) *(.*-) *", "\1-\2\3")
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by:Terry Woods
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By the way, if you want kaufmed to get full points from the previous question, I think you can use the "Request Attention" link to reopen the question and reassign points - you may need to state your justification for it though.
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Zvonko earned 1200 total points
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Now is my longer <|:-)
<cfset myStr=ReReplace(myStr, "^([^ -]+) *- *([^ -]+) *- *([^ -]+) *(.*-) *", "\1-\2-\3\4") >

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Sorry, it can be shorter:
<cfset myStr=ReReplace(myStr, "^([^ -]+) *- *([^ -]+) *- *(.*-) *", "\1-\2-\3") >

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