Searching strings for patterns RRS feed

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  • User1588000814 posted


    I need to search a large amount of text for specific patterns and extract the string within that certain pattern.

    For example, say I have a line of HTML text and I want to extract the name and email within the text:

    <td align="left"><span class="p">Smith, John<br />
    <a href="mailto:john.smith@hotmail.co.uk">john.smith@hotmail.co.uk</a>

    I know how to split a string using one character but I need to set the start and end point for the split to work with e.g. for the name, start the split point at "<span class="p">" but end at the "<br/> so as to leave the remainder as "Smith, John"

    Anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks in advance


    Tuesday, October 9, 2012 7:04 AM


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