Find number, insert further along the line



  • Hi you guys!

    I have got 2550 lines where I need to search for “SM2841462” (unique for every line), and replace “XX0000000” with this - or i could delete XX000000 and insert the “SM” number here.

    Hope you can help!
    Thanks!

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  • @Alexander-Wilson

    Try this bit of magic:

    • Regular expression Search mode
    • Find: (?-si)((SM\d{7}).*?)XX0{7}
    • Replace: ${1}${2}

    Learn more about regular expressions in Notepad++ HERE, as well as in the N++ documentation about them HERE.



  • @Alan-Kilborn
    You are an absolute genius! That worked a treat!
    Thank you very much!


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