Can I use a wildcard in this Reg Expression?

Posted on 2011-10-10
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12

I have this, it's getting an id out of a file in a directory.

  <cfset theNum=ReReplaceNoCase(cs_uri_stem,".+/Floorplan(\d+).+","\1") >

But I want to know if I can just use a wildcard/asterisk in case there is some other chars in front of the word Floorplan...

Does this work? How would I do it?

  <cfset theNum=ReReplaceNoCase(cs_uri_stem,".+/*Floorplan(\d+).+","\1") >
Question by:monosyth
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Real life example is:

files it could be looking at might be:


I'm just trying to get the ID before the jpg and after the word Floorplan. Thanks!!
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Terry Woods earned 2000 total points
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Close - try this:
  <cfset theNum=ReReplaceNoCase(cs_uri_stem,".+/[^/]*Floorplan(\d+).+","\1") > 
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by:Terry Woods
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Perhaps simpler:
  <cfset theNum=ReReplaceNoCase(cs_uri_stem,"Floorplan(\d+)\D","\1") > 
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by:Terry Woods
ID: 36944887
Sorry - that last suggestion is not suitable for a replace. My first suggestion should be fine I think.
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by:Terry Woods
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Is there any chance the image could be more than one directory deep? If so, it would help to know whether the value in cs_uri_stem might contain anything before the directory name that you don't want replaced. If not, then this would allow anything at all before "Floorplan":
  <cfset theNum=ReReplaceNoCase(cs_uri_stem,".*Floorplan(\d+).+","\1") > 

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