Thanks Mike, pilot error here - replacetext(tData,"<.*>",empty) looks to be a
viable direction of travel once correctly typed. Time to rest my eyes,
> On 22 Sep 2016, at 16:23, Mike Bonner <bonnm...@gmail.com> wrote:
> if you want to use regex, I think you have to use replacetext rather than
> replace, unless replace has been updated when I wasn't looking.
> I did a quicky test..
> put field 1 into tData -- field with text containing html tags
> put replacetext(tData,"<.*>",empty) into tNewData
> put tNewData
> Also, in your example above I assume you correctly set the htmltext rather
> than the html..
> On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 8:46 AM, Keith Clarke <keith.cla...@me.com> wrote:
>> Thanks Mike & Klaus,
>> The simple line 'replace "<.*>" with empty in tFileText’ would be ideal,
>> but it seems to be ignored.
>> The html approach seems to hit an early hurdle, too - if I...
>> set the html of field "FldFileText" to URL(tFileName)
>> set the text of field "FldFileText" to the text of field “FldFileText
>> ...this results in an empty field after the first or both lines. Perhaps
>> this is because the source file is a CSV with only one item having any HTML
>> Just to clarify the problem - the source text I’m working with comes from
>> CSV file imports and some files contain RTF fields amongst their items.
>> These RTF styling tags sometimes contain quotes & commas that are causing
>> occasional glitches with the CSV item delimiting - hence the need to
>> pre-process and strip out all tags before processing the CSV import.
>> Thanks again for your insights.
>>> On 22 Sep 2016, at 15:12, Klaus major-k <kl...@major-k.de> wrote:
>>> Hi Mike and Keith,
>>>> Am 22.09.2016 um 16:03 schrieb Mike Bonner <bonnm...@gmail.com>:
>>>> Using replacetext, you're probably looking for "<.*>"
>>>> but you might be able to use a field for this.. set the htmltext of the
>>>> field to your source text, Then if you don't want the formatting
>>>> set the text of the field to the text of the field. One problem with
>>>> appear between <script> and </script>
>>> you can even (ab)use "the templatefield" for this:
>>> set the htmltext of the templatefield to url("http://your_url/here.html
>>> put the text of the templatefield into fld 1 # or a variable
>>> reset the templatefield ## !!
>>>> On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 7:34 AM, Keith Clarke <keith.cla...@me.com>
>>>>> Hi folks,
>>>>> I’m trying to strip out all HTML tags from text in a variable.
>>>>> of specific tags works fine... replace “<ul>" with empty in tText …but
>>>>> struggling to find (documentation on) a blanket ‘any number of any
>>>>> characters’ wildcard or regex approach...
>>>>> So far I’ve tried "<*>”, “<[*]>”, “<[.*]>”, "<" & "[.*]" & “>” to no
>>>>> Any clues greatly appreciated.
>>> Klaus Major
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