moving year in a date from the end to the front.
@PeterJones Good catch! I started to suspect something like that. Would we have seen it if he had cut and pasted his input into a code block?
Would we have seen it if he had cut and pasted his input into a code block?
Nope, the forum turns NBSP into a normal space, even in a code block. (I tried before posting my reply). Code boxes are better, but they don’t give 100% of what’s being pasted. (This forum software was designed for generic use, and isn’t specialized in being able to post things that tend more toward the “binary” nature rather than “normal text”)
For @Vegard-Johansen and others who don’t know, the “code boxes” are generated by:
- Paste your text in the forum
- select that text
- Click the
</>button on the forum’s post-editing toolbar :
This would take your text, and the edit panel would have shown
``` "120000" "various" "646958" "20220323" "12" "firstname lastname" "-4 497" "20220407" "646958" ```
and it would render as
"120000" "various" "646958" "20220323" "12" "firstname lastname" "-4 497" "20220407" "646958"
That would have been better than what you posted, because it at least showed the real quote marks rather than the “smart quotes” that we see in your post. But unfortunately, a special character like the NBSP doesn’t come through even then.
Good intuition, @peterjones, indeed !
I suppose that the
Non Breaking Spacecharacters are intentionally used between parts of a number. So, when the text of this document is wrapped, any number will be moved entirely to the next line and not separated in two parts ( one part at the end of a line and the remaining of the number on the next line )
Maybe answers in the future should use
[\x20\xA0]to match spaces. :-(
\his often appropriate (but it isn’t as exacting).
Thank so much, this community is so nice. it worked with this one: (?<=\d)\xA0+(?=\d) in the document. hopefully it will work tonight when the system import file. i will let you know 100% tomorrow :) Again thank you so much for all help!
@Alan-Kilborn Why not use
\s? It matches all 17 Unicode space characters and also tabs, new line and new paragraph characters.