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Replacing a string with mutiple commas by a single comma using Regex

i have a large string that is a result of a http call. This string is '@' separated, but within each item in the string i have multiple occurrences of commas that i will like replaced by just a simple comma.
An example of the string is  "Flat 1, Society Court,,,Aberdeen,Scotland@Flat 2, Society Court,,,Aberdeen,Scotland"
Basically i want this String to be in this format "Flat 1, Society Court,Aberdeen,Scotland@Flat 2, Society Court,Aberdeen,Scotland"

After which i can then split the text and store the results in a collection. This is what i have so far
ClearCollect(col_addresses, Split(Substitute(var_text,Match(var_text,"[,]{2,}").FullMatch,","),"@") )

 

What i have tried to do is find any matches in the string where there are multiple commas, and then replace them with a single comma, i then split the result. When i check the collection i just get the split on the original string with the commas still as they were.

 

it seems the Match function may not do the job or am i doing something wrong. Any ideas?

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Re: Replacing a string with mutiple commas by a single comma using Regex

@Gottijay2000 

You can put this string in a Text Input called TextInput1

 

Flat 1, Society Court,,,Aberdeen,Scotland@Flat 2, Society Court,,,Aberdeen,Scotland

 

Then put this code in another text label

 

Left(
  Concat(Filter(Split(TextInput1.Text,","),!IsBlank(Result)),Result&","),
  Len(Concat(Filter(Split(TextInput1.Text,","),!IsBlank(Result)),Result&","))-1
)

 

Your result will look like this.

 

Flat 1,Society Court,Aberdeen,Scotland@Flat 2,Society Court,Aberdeen,Scotland

 

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Super User
Super User

Re: Replacing a string with mutiple commas by a single comma using Regex

@Gottijay2000 

You can put this string in a Text Input called TextInput1

 

Flat 1, Society Court,,,Aberdeen,Scotland@Flat 2, Society Court,,,Aberdeen,Scotland

 

Then put this code in another text label

 

Left(
  Concat(Filter(Split(TextInput1.Text,","),!IsBlank(Result)),Result&","),
  Len(Concat(Filter(Split(TextInput1.Text,","),!IsBlank(Result)),Result&","))-1
)

 

Your result will look like this.

 

Flat 1,Society Court,Aberdeen,Scotland@Flat 2,Society Court,Aberdeen,Scotland

 

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