Search Clipboard For Specific Text and Extract To Clipboard

Trying to figure this one out but can’t come up with a workflow.

  1. Select text and copy it to clipboard.
  2. Use RegExt to search for \d/\d\s-\s\D+\d+,\s\d+
  3. Paste all instances of RegExt results in a list.

Need this to extract sessions dates from my notes with clients.

Having some sample data to test this with would be helpful, but generally speaking, you should be able to accomplish this by using For Each to append each match found to a variable, then paste the variable:

Search Clipboard For Specific Text and Extract To Clipboard.kmmacros (6.2 KB)

I am trying to paste just the date without the session number int o a numbers table.

* 1/8 - September 28, 2018
* 2/8 - October 12, 2018
* 3/8 - October 26, 2018
* 4/8 - November 9, 2018
* 5/8 - November 23, 2018
* 6/8 - December 5, 2018
* 7/8 - December 17, 2018
* 8/8 - January 8, 2019

I need each date "September 28, 2018" to be pasted into a new line in Numbers.

Here is an example macro to get you started.
You may need to modify to meet your exact workflow.

Example Macro Process


MACRO:   Extract Date and Paste into Apple Numbers @RegEx [Example]

<a class="attachment" href="/uploads/default/original/3X/9/d/9df70747b86e7b8d2443297acaebc3cd2f34dffa.kmmacros">Extract Date and Paste into Apple Numbers @RegEx [Example].kmmacros</a> (13 KB)
**Note: This Macro was uploaded in a DISABLED state. You must enable before it can be triggered.**


### ReleaseNotes



* **Extract Date from Lines of Text & Paste into Numbers**


1. **KM 8.0.2+**
  * But it can be written in KM 7.3.1+
  * It is KM8 specific just because some of the Actions have changed to make things simpler, but equivalent Actions are available in KM 7.3.1.
2. **macOS 10.11.6 (El Capitan)**
  * KM 8 Requires Yosemite or later, so this macro will probably run on Yosemite, but I make no guarantees.  :wink: 

**NOTICE: This macro/script is just an _Example_**

* It has had very limited testing.
* You need to test further before using in a production environment.
* It does not have extensive error checking/handling.
* It may not be complete.  It is provided as an example to show you one approach to solving a problem.


* **Carefully review the Release Notes and the Macro Actions**
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  * You are responsible for running the Macro, not me.  ??
1. Assign a Trigger to this maro..
2. Move this macro to a Macro Group that is only Active when you need this Macro.
3. ENABLE this Macro.
(all shown in the magenta color)

TAGS: RegEx Apple Numbers Extract


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* While I have given this limited testing, and to the best of my knowledge will do no harm, I cannot guarantee it.
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  * **Ask first**
  * Turn on the KM Debugger from the KM Status Menu, and step through the macro, making sure you understand what it is doing with each Action.




### Questions?

Thank you! This is a start that I needed. I made a few modification and simplification to suite my workflow.

Copy Session Dates from OmniOutliner and Paste into Number

Comment.kmactions (1.5 KB)

That's great!
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As I expected with an example macro.

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