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PickTagContent ( Text ; Prefix ; Suffix )

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Koji Takeuchi, Splash, Inc.
http://www.splash.jp/

Pick strings between Prefix and Suffix without Prefix and Suffix itself.

Sample Input:
PickTagContent ( "abc<<foo>>def<<bar>>" ; "<<" ; ">>" )
Sample Output:
foo¶bar


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Description:

PickTagContent ( Text ; Prefix ; Suffix )
2012.09.07, Koji Takeuchi <takeuchi@nemoux.com>


description:
Pick strings between Prefix and Suffix without Prefix and Suffix itself.
ex.
Text = "abc<<foo>>def<<bar>>"
PickTagContent ( Text ; "<<" ; ">>" )
= "foo¶bar"

If you want to pick strings with Suffix and Prefix, try PickTag ( Text ; Prefix ; Suffix ).

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by BrianDunning.com. Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it

Discuss:

Nice function! I am curious about case sensitivity for the tags.

Compare results for this:

Let(
X = PickTagContent ( "abc<foo>
<bar>BAR1</bar><bit>X1</bit>

<bar>BAR2</bar><bit>X2</bit>
<bar>BAR3</ bar><bit>X3</bit>
<bar>BAR4</bar><bit>X4& lt;/bit>
</foo><bar>BAR</bar>" ; "<foo>" ; "</foo>" );
List(
PickTagContent(X; "<bar>"; "</bar>");
PickTagContent(X; "<bit>"; "</bit>")
)
)

Result:
BAR1
BAR2
BAR3
BAR4
X1
X2

X3
X4
(next)

Bruce Robertson, Redmond WA
September 17, 2012 1:19pm

vs this (capitalize first char of closing tag)

Let(
X = PickTagContent ( "abc<foo>
<bar>BAR1</bar><bit>X1</bit>

<bar>BAR2</bar><bit>X2</bit>
<bar>BAR3</ bar><bit>X3</bit>
<bar>BAR4</bar><bit>X4& lt;/bit>
</foo><bar>BAR</bar>" ; "<foo>" ; "</foo>" );
List(
PickTagContent(X; "<bar>"; "</bar>");
PickTagContent(X; "<bit>"; "</Bit>")
)
)
Result:
BAR1
BAR2
BAR3
BAR4
X1</bi t>
X2</bit>
X3</bit>
X4</bit>
(next)

Bruce Robertson, Redmond WA
September 17, 2012 1:20pm

vs this (true mismatched closing tag)
Let(
X = PickTagContent ( "abc<foo>
<bar>BAR1</bar><bit>X1</bit>

<bar>BAR2</bar><bit>X2</bit>
<bar>BAR3</ bar><bit>X3</bit>
<bar>BAR4</bar><bit>X4& lt;/bit>
</foo><bar>BAR</bar>" ; "<foo>" ; "</foo>" );
List(
PickTagContent(X; "<bar>"; "</bar>");
PickTagContent(X; "<bit>"; "</bxit>")
)
)
Result:
BAR1
BAR2
BAR3
BAR4

Bruce Robertson, Redmond WA
September 17, 2012 1:22pm

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