\d no more working in RegEx

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Jul 01, 2021 Jul 01, 2021

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In 2018 I developed a script which contains this regex:

 

var re_TmpVarName = new RegExp("(#zz)?\d+\-\d+\-\d+T\d+:\d+:\d+\.\d+Z");

 

to find variables named for example #zz2016-11-10T09:46:52.136Z

Now it turns out that (even in FM-15) the \d is no more working. I need to replace it by [0-9]:

 

main ();

function main () {
  var sName = "#zz2016-11-10T09:46:52.136Z";
//varr re_TmpVarName = new RegExp("(#zz)?\d+\-\d+\-\d+T\d+:\d+:\d+\.\d+Z");
  var re_TmpVarName = new RegExp("(#zz)?[0-9]+\-[0-9]+\-[0-9]+T[0-9]+:[0-9]+:[0-9]+\.[0-9]+Z");
  var aa = re_TmpVarName.test(sName);
  $.writeln (aa); // should be true
}

 

What is going on here?

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 01, 2021 Jul 01, 2021
Klaus, when you create a RegExp object, you have to escape the backslashes by doubling them (\\d). Alternatively, you can just use this syntax: var re_TmpVarName = /(#zz)?\d+\-\d+\-\d+T\d+:\d+:\d+\.\d+Z/;

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Hi Klaus,

 

I do not know about the usage in ExtendScript scripts.

In the regular Find dialog \d works.

FrameMaker 16.0.2.916

 

Best regards

 

Winfried

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The absolutely strange thing is this:

the FMcalc script suite with the above mentioned regex still works correctly , but not in this simple test...

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Klaus, when you create a RegExp object, you have to escape the backslashes by doubling them (\\d). Alternatively, you can just use this syntax:

var re_TmpVarName = /(#zz)?\d+\-\d+\-\d+T\d+:\d+:\d+\.\d+Z/;

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Oh my good, such a triviality....

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