dpb <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message <email@example.com>... > On 7/3/2013 12:20 PM, Doug Schwarz wrote: > ... > > > Your idea is sound, but you have the RE wrong. The beginning of a word > > anchor is '\<', not'<\'. Also, to match 1 or more contiguous digits > > use '\d+'. So the final expression is '\<\d+\>' which does what you > > want. > > > > Thanks, Doug...I stared at and even thought I pasted from the regexp doc > the form and still couldn't see had the \< reversed. I wasn't aware of > (and didn't see in looking thru the voluminous doc altho I'm sure it's > there if know where to look) the '+' though--would have thought the word > expression would be sufficient. > > >> regexp(String,'\<\d+\>','match') > ans = > '61' > >> > > And, by golly! it does... :) Now just how easy was that! :) > > I've never had the patience nor enough occasion where was forced to > learn the syntax well enough that it isn't always starting over from > near absolute zero every time it might be useful... :) (or :( more > appropriately, maybe...) > > --
Thanks for the help. Both solutions work great. I would have never figured it out without everyone's help. I think regexpi works great for easy applications, but when things become more complicated the more I struggle with it.