Java: Regular expression failing, any thoughts?

Hello Experts,

I am not sure how to set up group(3).... any ideas?

	public static void main(String[] args) {
		// log source
		String source = "12:22:22.826 error 009f01c1a3bdb079 \n"  +
				"12:22:22.926 message 007v01c1a3bdr089 \n" +
				"12:22:23.126 error 001f01p1a3bwrb079 \n" +
				"12:22:24.026 error 001f01p1a3bwrtr079 \n"  +
				"";		
		Pattern qPattern = Pattern.compile("(\\d{2}:\\d{2}:\\d{2}\\.\\d{3}\\s).*(error).*(\\s\\W+\\s)"); //this also works	
		Matcher qMatcher = qPattern.matcher(source);
		while (qMatcher.find()) {
			//test
			System.out.println("groups: " + qMatcher.groupCount());	
			System.out.println("error: " + qMatcher.group(3));
		}
	}// END OF MAIN

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in advance, thank you for all (or any) help...

regards,
epifanio67Asked:
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CEHJConnect With a Mentor Commented:
\\W tells it to match a non-word character - you need the reverse.

Also, you need (if you're simulating log file lines) to use a Scanner on the String you have:

   public static void main(String[] args) {
        // log source
        String source = "12:22:22.826 error 009f01c1a3bdb079 \n" +
            "12:22:22.926 message 007v01c1a3bdr089 \n" +
            "12:22:23.126 error 001f01p1a3bwrb079 \n" +
            "12:22:24.026 error 001f01p1a3bwrtr079 \n" + "";

        Pattern qPattern = Pattern.compile(
                "(\\d{2}:\\d{2}:\\d{2}\\.\\d{3}\\s).*?(error).*?(\\s\\w+\\s)"); //this also works	
        Scanner s = new Scanner(source);

        while (s.hasNextLine()) {
            String line = s.nextLine();
            Matcher qMatcher = qPattern.matcher(line);

            while (qMatcher.find()) {
                //test
                System.out.println("groups: " + qMatcher.groupCount());
                System.out.println("error: " + qMatcher.group(3));
            }
        }

        s.close();
    } // END OF MAIN
 

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epifanio67Author Commented:
thank you so much for your help...
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CEHJCommented:
:)
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