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Hi, I need a Code where i can fetch the date of the following format. I am looking for Regular expression but as i am very basic in RegEx, so can't find a way to figure out

21 August , 2010 - 19 March, 2011 

November 14, 2011 - February 30, 2012

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The dates and the months and the year can be changed [but the pattern will not change]
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by:Marco Gasi
ID: 39704049
This grabs the first two dates without the - :

\b\d{2}\s[a-zA-Z]+\s?,\s\d{4}\b

and this grabs the secnd two dates, always without  - :

\b[a-zA-Z]+\s\d{2},\s\d{4}\b
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by:Gurpreet Singh Randhawa
ID: 39704125
i want to grab the both with - sign, how will that be a combination

Regards
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by:Marco Gasi
ID: 39704145
This for the first:

\b\d{2}\s[a-zA-Z]+\s?,\s\d{4}\s-\s\d{2}\s[a-zA-Z]+\s?,\s\d{4}\b

and this for the second:

\b[a-zA-Z]+\s\d{2},\s\d{4}\s-\s[a-zA-Z]+\s\d{2},\s\d{4}\b
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by:Gurpreet Singh Randhawa
ID: 39704158
Thanks Budy, if you can help more how can i find a string of a link and email address from a string

the following string like

This is the world and i am now testing with the following string. The String is http://www.domain.com/classess/dataformat/anythingbeyon and let us see where we get this. This is the email address of the following, robert junior <a@a.com>

both should be found differently

Regards
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Marco Gasi earned 500 total points
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This for the url

\b(https?|ftp|file)://[-A-Z0-9+&@#/%?=~_|$!:,.;]*[A-Z0-9+&@#/%=~_|$]

gets http://www.domain.com/classess/dataformat/anythingbeyon from 'The String is http://www.domain.com/classess/dataformat/anythingbeyon and let us see where we get this'

This for the email:

\b[A-Z0-9._%+-]+@[A-Z0-9.-]+\.[A-Z]{2,6}\b

gets a@a.com from robert junior <a@a.com>
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by:Gurpreet Singh Randhawa
ID: 39704184
Hi for url i have this:

(((f|ht){1}tp://)[-a-zA-Z0-9@:%_\+.~##?&//=]+)

i used ## two times as coldfusion will escape one when it gets compiled, but this has a limitation as it checks for http, what if i have https:, ftp or neitehr ftp http or https

please guide
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by:Marco Gasi
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The regex I provided above works with all protocols: why don't you use it?
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by:Marco Gasi
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Anyway, you can modify your regex this way:

 (((f|ht){1}tp(s)?://)[-a-zA-Z0-9@:%_\+.~##?&//=]+)
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by:Gurpreet Singh Randhawa
ID: 39704190
Thanks Pal
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by:Marco Gasi
ID: 39704192
Glad to help you! On to the next.
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