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splitString function

Synopsis

  • string[] splitString(string inputString, string delimiter)

Parameters

  1. inputString
    String to be split into separate substrings.
  2. delimiter
    Delimiter string that separates substrings. The delimiter may also be specified as a regular expression using a preceding '$' as the first character of the delimiter string. A split by '$' must be expressed by a regular expression (see example below).

Returns

Array of substrings of given input string.

Note:

Arrays can not be declared as attr or const.

Description

The splitString function splits a string into several substrings separated by a given delimiter string.

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Examples

Delimiter string

InputDelimeterCGAResult

a.b.c

.

splitString("a.b.c", ".")

["a", "b", "c"]

.b.

.

splitString(".b.", ".")

["", "b", ""]

a.b↵

\n

splitString("a.b\nc.d", "\n")

["a.b", "c.d"]

c.d

a\b\c

\

splitString("a\\b\\c", "\\")

["a", "b", "c"]

Regular expression

InputDelimeterCGAResult

a;b;c

;

splitString("a;b;c", "$;")

["a", "b", "c"]

a.b.c

\.

splitString("a.b.c", "$\\.")

["a", "b", "c"]

a→ → b → c

\t+

splitString("a\t\tb\tc", "$\t+")

["a", "b", "c"]

a b c

\s+

splitString("a b c", "$\\s+")

["a", "b", "c"]

a$b$c

\$

splitString("a$b$c", "$\\$")

["a", "b", "c"]

abc

\B

splitString("abc", "$\\B")

["a", "b", "c"]

abacba

(?<=a)b(?=a)

splitString("abacba", "$(?<=a)b(?=a)")

["a", "acba"]

Parsing files

// table.csv
// a;b↵
// c;d↵

const file = readTextFile("table.csv")
rows       = splitString(file, "\n")
headers    = splitString(rows[0], ";")

Lot --> print(rows)     // (3)[a;b,c;d,]
        print(headers)  // (2)[a,b]


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