Examples

  • "/\alpha+-=\alpha+": Looks for one or more occurrences of a letter (i.e., any word) followed by one occurrence of a hyphen (designated by the equal sign (=), followed by one or more occurrences of a letter (i.e., a word); and as such, can be used to locate hyphenated words.

  • "/cost=\space+of=\space+living=": Looks for the word "cost" followed by one or more of any space character (i.e., a space or a carriage return), followed by the word "of", followed by one or more of any space character, followed by the word "living"; and as such, would locate the phrase "cost of living", regardless of how it had been entered or formatted in terms of space characters.

  • "/\digit{1,6}\.=\digit{2}": Looks for from 1 to 6 digits followed by a decimal point. `.' is a special character in REX syntax and so must be preceded with a backward slash in order to be taken literally), followed by 2 digits; and as such would locate dollar type amounts and numbers with a decimal notation of 2 places.

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