Replaces substrings matching a string or regular expression in the string contained in the source attribute.  


In this example, a pure substitution of text is made without any use of regular expression functionality. This is the simplest kind of substring replacement.

   Source String: Bobby

   Text to Find: obb

   Replacement Text: ill

   Use Regular Expression: no

   Case Sensitive: yes

   Result: Billy

In this example, a pattern matching zero or more ’b’ characters is replaced with nothing.

   Source String: Bobby

   Text to Find: b*

   Replacement Text:

   Use Regular Expression: yes

   Case Sensitive: yes

   Result: Boy

In this example, a pattern matching zero or more ’b’ characters followed by a y is duplicated in the result (prepended by hyphens)

   Source String: Bobby

   Text to Find: (b*y)

   Replacement Text: --\1-\1

   Use Regular Expression: yes

   Case Sensitive: yes

   Result: Bo--bby-bby

Usage Notes



Editing Transformer Parameters

Using a set of menu options, transformer parameters can be assigned by referencing other elements in the workspace. More advanced functions, such as an advanced editor and an arithmetic editor, are also available in some transformers. To access a menu of these options, click beside the applicable parameter. For more information, see Transformer Parameter Menu Options.

Defining Values

There are several ways to define a value for use in a Transformer. The simplest is to simply type in a value or string, which can include functions of various types such as attribute references, math and string functions, and workspace parameters. There are a number of tools and shortcuts that can assist in constructing values, generally available from the drop-down context menu adjacent to the value field.

Dialog Options - Tables

Transformers with table-style parameters have additional tools for populating and manipulating values.

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