October 1st, 2013, 12:42 PM
Replacing character in middle of string
I have a series of alphanumeric strings in the following format:
where the trailing alpha character may actually be one to three characters in lenght. The problem is that instead of a space between the two portions of the string, sometimes a / or - (or no space at all) has been inserted. How can I replace those characters with a space, or insert a space if none exists?
I've come up with the following, but it doesn't work. Suggestions?
October 1st, 2013, 01:01 PM
Your regexp should catch two or three groups separately. You are trying to catch the whole and it is not clear what you will do with it later.
"$1 $2$3" or "\1 \2\3"
depending on your language
October 2nd, 2013, 01:16 PM
You could also simplify and just accept ANYTHING before the #
And replace it with:
Now how you get $1 and $2 are up to you.
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