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Can you help me search of a string and store it in a variable?

 var strMatches = PageText.match('HQID:');

This will search the page for the word HQID and store it in "strMatches"

There are 10 random numbers after HQID that I need stored in the variable instead of HQID.  

Can you help with this?
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Question by:ForLoop5
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by:SStory
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I assume you mean 10 random digits after HQID:
When it finds the string does it give you a position? You will need the starting position of the string, then use .substring to get part of it.
http://wwww.w3schools.com/jsref/jsref_substring.asp

Or if PageTextmatch takes regular expressions, that would be easier. You could tell it to find
HQID: and any 10 digits.
http://www.javascriptkit.com/javatutors/redev2.shtml

I'm not real good that them, but part would be something like
[0-9]{10}

You'd have to get the literal HQID: in front of that.  So something like
^[0-9]{10}

I don't remember how to do literal text
I'm not sure if you can just do
^HQID:[0-9]{10}
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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
  <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
  <title> - jsFiddle demo by Proculopsis</title>
 
  <script type='text/javascript' src='http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.7.1.js'></script>
 
 <script type='text/javascript'>//<![CDATA[
$(function(){
jQuery(document).ready(function() {

    var strMatches = $("body").text().match(/HQID:\d+/g);

    $(strMatches).each(function(index) {

        strMatches[index] = this.replace(/\D/g, "");

    });

    alert(strMatches);

});


});//]]>  

</script>


</head>
<body>
  Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur HQID:123 adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et HQID:321 dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor HQID:1 in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat HQID:876 nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt HQID:666 mollit anim id est laborum.

</body>
</html>
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by:ForLoop5
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Much appreciated.
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