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fn:analyze-string

fn:analyze-string(
   $in as xs:string?,
   $regex as xs:string,
   [$flags as xs:string]
) as element(s:results)

Summary

The result of the function is a new element node whose string value is the original string, but which contains markup to show which parts of the input match the regular expression.

Parameters
$in The string to start with.
$regex The regular expression pattern to match.
$flags The flag representing how to interpret the regular expression. One of "s", "m", "i", or "x", as defined in http://www.w3.org/TR/xpath-functions/#flags.

Example

fn:analyze-string('Tom Jim John',"Jim")

=>
<s:analyze-string-result>
  <s:non-match>Tom </s:non-match>
  <s:match>Jim</s:match>
  <s:non-match> John</s:non-match>
</s:analyze-string-result>

Example

fn:analyze-string('Tom Jim John',"(Jim)")

=>
<s:analyze-string-result>
  <s:non-match>Tom </s:non-match>
    <s:match>
      <s:group nr="1">Jim</s:group>
    </s:match>
  <s:non-match> John</s:non-match>
</s:analyze-string-result>

Example

fn:analyze-string('Tom Jim John',"((Jim) John)")

=>
<s:analyze-string-result>
  <s:non-match>Tom </s:non-match>
  <s:match>
    <s:group nr="1">
    <s:group nr="2">Jim</s:group>
    John
    </s:group>
  </s:match>
</s:analyze-string-result>

Example

fn:analyze-string("http://example.com/", "\w+")

=>
<result xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/xpath-functions">
  <match>http</match>
  <non-match>://</non-match>
  <match>example</match>
  <non-match>.</non-match>
  <match>com</match>
  <non-match>/</non-match>
</result>

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