RegexEscape

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RegexEscape( value )
RegexEscape( value )
regex_escape( value )
RegexEscape( value )

Description

The RegexEscape function returns an escaped regular expression that matches the value string verbatim. The returned regular expression is simply the value string surrounded by the \Q and \E escape sequences.

Parameters

Parameter Type Definition and Requirements

value

String

The String to convert to an escaped regular expression.

Returns

Returns a regular expression String.

Examples

The following query converts a string into an escaped regular expression:

result, err := client.Query(
	f.RegexEscape(".Fa*[un]a{1,}"))

if err != nil {
	fmt.Fprintln(os.Stderr, err)
} else {
	fmt.Println(result)
}
\Q.Fa*[un]a{1,}\E
client.query(
  q.RegexEscape('.Fa*[un]a{1,}')
)
.then((ret) => console.log(ret))
.catch((err) => console.error(
  'Error: [%s] %s: %s',
  err.name,
  err.message,
  err.errors()[0].description,
))
\Q.Fa*[un]a{1,}\E
result = client.query(
  q.regex_escape(".Fa*[un]a{1,}")
)
print(result)
\Q.Fa*[un]a{1,}\E
RegexEscape('.Fa*[un]a{1,}')
'\\Q.Fa*[un]a{1,}\\E'
Query metrics:
  •    bytesIn:  31

  •   bytesOut:  34

  • computeOps:   1

  •    readOps:   0

  •   writeOps:   0

  •  readBytes:   0

  • writeBytes:   0

  •  queryTime: 2ms

  •    retries:   0

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