I am trying to search for the occurrence of a "(" within a text string - unfortunately my code is reported as incorrect.
I extract the text correctly but cannot create the search statement correctly:
var mylistpgftext = pgf.GetText (Constants.FTI_String)
for (var i=0; i < mylistpgftext.length; i++)
var mylistitem = mylistpgftext[i].sdata
var mybracketpos = mylistitem.search(/(/i) --------------error line-----------------
if (mybracketpos != -1)
Hi Bob, I did not test this, but I think the problem is an unescaped character in your regular expression. Try this.
var mybracketpos = mylistitem.search(/\(/i);
Notice the backslash before the open parens that you are searching for.
If a regular expression isn't required, I would think that indexOf would be easier:
var mybracketpos = mylistitem.indexOf("(");
Hi Russ and Rick,
Finger trouble with Rick reply.
They both work perfectly!!
Many thanks to you both.