Hello, folks. I am undertaking keyword searches of chat logs. The keywords are stored as themed lists in fields.
One of the things I am interested in is finding lines where one contributor asks another about where they live, shop, go to school etc etc. So, (among other phrases) I filter for lines in the text containing the acronym “ asl ” (nowhere are quotes actually included in fields or variables, they’re just in this mail). I pad with spaces so as not to find “asleep”. I also want to find “asl?” So I repeat through lines of the keyword field “location" Filter lines of tsource with tpattern … which works for everything except fails to match “asl?”. It occurred to me that perhaps the question mark is being interpreted as a regex symbol, so I tried changing the line in the field to read “ asl/?”, but that doesn’t find the “asl?” that I can see in the third line of the text to be searched…. shadownave (09/16/14 1:44:58 AM): hey care to chat shadownave (09/16/14 1:45:09 AM): hey care to chat what_sez_moo (09/16/14 1:45:18 AM): sure asl? what_sez_moo (09/16/14 1:45:52 AM): 13 / F / Ashton here shadownave (09/16/14 1:51:00 AM): 25/m/Derby shadownave (09/16/14 1:51:03 AM): how r u tonight what_sez_moo (09/16/14 1:51:16 AM): bored. What am I doing wrong? Is this something to do with regex? Oh yes, and I thought there might be invisible characters messing things up, so I exported source text as plain text from BBedit, with no improvement. best wishes David Glasgow _______________________________________________ use-livecode mailing list email@example.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences: http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode