L09 Playing With Matches...and More: Recent Changes to Create Lists

Regular expression searches using the “matches” condition remain one of the most useful features of Create Lists. With Sierra 4.1, Innovative adopted the POSIX standard for its regex engine, enabling extended regular expressions (ERE) as well as basic (BRE), a change that caused some long-used queries suddenly to stop working. Using many examples, this presentation will review the basics of regular expressions and discuss the syntax needed to take advantage of EREs in Create Lists. As a bonus, I will also cover another, long-desired Create Lists feature that was just added in Sierra 5.0: the ability to do case-sensitive searches.

Presenters and Coordinators
Richard Jackson
Huntington Library

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