I'm pretty sure either @JMichaelTX or @ccstone provided me with the regex I currently use. And it has been very powerful.
How would I alter the current regex to capture a first name that has a
- in it, ie.
Peter-Tosh. It currently errors.
Also a last name that has a
O'Conner. That also errors.
I appreciate any help.
\w is a word character (so basically any letter, including non-ASCII letters).
' are not letters.
You can put the
\w in a character class (so
[\w]) and then add other characters to the class (so
So replace any of the
\w entries in your regex with
Note that the
- should be the first character in the character class because otherwise it has a special meaning (in which case you should backslash it, like
@peternlewis thank you,
did I enter it wrong? the above correctly allows the
- but errors on the
Does your text actually contain
’ (i.e., "dumb" or "smart" quotes)? That would make a difference in whether your regex matches or not.
ah, yes, that would do it wouldn't it... ? Thank you for taking the time to reply, that fixed it up perfectly.... cheers.