Copy and replace text question



  • Copy and replace text question.

    I hope this is the right place to post this question. please forgive me if its not .

    I have a form in plaint text and I am trying to delete some of the data in the lines and save only the part that is needed.

    Is there a way to save only the data after the the colon in my example? ideally It would look like Smith instead of 1. Last Name: Smith there are several fields but this is a good start. see my example below.

    1. Last Name: Smith

    2. First Name: John

    3. Middle initial: R

    Thank you



  • @Mike-Casey said in Copy and replace text question:

    Is there a way to save only the data after the the colon in my example?

    Possibly. If this is a complete line then you would use a regular expression to capture from start of line until the first colon found. Then all these characters would be deleted.

    To give us a better understanding can you present complete lines in your next post. After inserting them, select them and click on the </> button above the posting window. This encapsulates the text within a black box and prevents the posting engine from possibly altering the text as it tries to format the post.

    Terry


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