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How to trim off characters before "\"

rbardonetorian
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Hello,

Could someone please advise of the most efficient way to trim off everything to the left of a "\" character in a field value?

Running into the escape character thing currently.

Have tried rex and its just too clumsy.

I would like to use something like: eval fieldA=ltrim(tostring(fieldA),"0")
-- putting the "\" characters in place of the "0" above proves no results.

Any ideas?

Thank you!

1 Solution

woodcock
Esteemed Legend

Like this:

| rex field=fieldA mode=sed "s/^[^\\\]*\\\/\\\/"

Replace /\\\/" with // to not keep the slash.

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woodcock
Esteemed Legend

Like this:

| rex field=fieldA mode=sed "s/^[^\\\]*\\\/\\\/"

Replace /\\\/" with // to not keep the slash.

rbardonetorian
Path Finder

Yes!! 😄 Thx!! sed hurts sometimes.....

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woodcock
Esteemed Legend

I didn't expect you to switch Accept, but thank you!

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rbardonetorian
Path Finder

I think I just stumbled across the cleanest output related syntax...

| eval fieldA=replace(fieldA,"(\w+)\\\\","+") | eval fieldA=ltrim(tostring(fieldA),"+")

thanks all!!

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woodcock
Esteemed Legend

Actually, my answer is more efficient.

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