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Posted on 2014-07-24
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Hi,

 The previous script given to us in the below thread didn't work for the attached file.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Scripting/Shell/Batch/Q_28460484.html#a40185645

Can someone please help?
Report-02.txt
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by:Robert Schutt
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The file you have attached here does not contain CR/LF line endings, only LF (0x0A). Probably a different source, a unix system instead of a windows system.

You can change the pattern on line 10 to accommodate for any combination of CR/LF, for example:
oRE.Pattern = "(1SIDFA1PD(?:\s|\S)*?JURISDICTION NUMBER: (\d{2})(?:\s|\S)*?NUMBER OF ACTION LOGS CREATED:.*[\r\n]{1,2})"

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by:pvsbandi
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Hi Robert,

  Great solution! Two questions though..
1. How could you figure out the endings are different?
2. What exactly is the meaning of the change you made?

Thanks again!
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Robert Schutt earned 500 total points
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I tried parts of the pattern and all parts were working right up until the very last bit: "\r\n"...

Then I looked at the example file with a hex editor and saw only line feed (character code 10, represented by the \n) at the end of the lines instead of 'normal' windows files that have carriage return as well (character code 13, represented by \r).

The "\r\n" in the original pattern means these 2 characters need to be there to make the match true. In the new version 1 of the characters is enough but they can both be present (I haven't tested that by the way!)

This means files from windows, unix or mac should all be accepted now by the script (and others actually like \n\r or \r\r but you will probably never encounter those).
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by:pvsbandi
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Thanks a lot!!
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