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From Massas <mus...@hotmail.com>
Subject Re: Another RegEx Extractor question.
Date Wed, 12 Nov 2008 13:06:04 GMT


sebb-2-2 wrote:
> 
> On 12/11/2008, Sipathamandla <sipatha@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Just tried ur regex pattern, it matches all between characters between
>>  the semi colons.
>>
>>
>>  > I've also tried various approaches here, with name and value,
>> parenthesis
>>  > for grouping etc, but i always get the default value in my reference
>>  > variable.
> 
> That means the RE did not match.
> It is not affected by grouping brackets.
> 
> I just tried the RE and it works for me, so there must be a typo in
> it, e.g. trailing space?
> 
>>
>> you must have at least one set of parenthesis.
>> 
>> (http://jakarta.apache.org/jmeter/usermanual/component_reference.html#Regular_Expression_Extractor)
> 
> Parentheses are not needed if you use $0$ to return whatever the full
> RE matches.
> 
> In this case, it might be safer to add ; around the group:
> 
>>  regex:      (.{8,8}-.{4,4}-.{4,4}-.{4,4}-.{12,12})
> 
> regex:      ;(.{8,8}-.{4,4}-.{4,4}-.{4,4}-.{12,12});
> 
>>  template: $1$
> 
> in which case $0$ would include the ;;, so the group is needed here.
> 
>>  match:     1
>>
>>  retrieved using ${refName} (didn't specify grouping)
>>
>>
>>
> 
> You can test REs using the online ORO demo:
> 
> http://jakarta.apache.org/oro/demo.html
> 
> Or using a simple test plan with Java Request (put data in ResultData)
> and RE Post-Processor, Debug Sampler and View Results Tree.
>  
> ____________________________________________________________________________________________
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>  2008/11/12 Massas <muskel@hotmail.com>:
>>
>> >
>>  > Hi!
>>  >
>>  > I'm trying to use the regular expression extractor in order store a
>> response
>>  > message in a variable, which i later want to use in a http sampler.
>>  >
>>  > It feels like I've tried almost everything, but I fail to get the
>> variable
>>  > to other than the default value.
>>  > The response message i want to parse is in this format:
>>  > 4;1aa899f6-73f5-473f-bea4-e102b4366da5;
>>  > I want to extract the stuff between the semi colons, and it will
>> always be
>>  > at this format. I use the following in the  RE-field:
>>  > ".{8,8}-.{4,4}-.{4,4}-.{4,4}-.{12,12}"
>>  > I've also tried various approaches here, with name and value,
>> parenthesis
>>  > for grouping etc, but i always get the default value in my reference
>>  > variable.
>>  >
>>  > The RE matches what i want when i test it in various web-applications
>> but am
>>  > not sure i'm using the extractor correctly (new jMeter user)?
>>  >
>>  > I've also tried adressing the reference name with _g0 and _g1 etc, but
>> that
>>  > doesn't even get the default value.
>>  >
>>  >
>>  >
>>  > Help would be highly appreciated!
>>  >
>>  > regards, Mats
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> 
Thank you for your replies. I think i had some 'bad luck' when thinking on
this problem. 
Now, when i parse the whole response, instead of just the part i needed it
works like a charm.

happy happy! 

Again, thanks.

regards, Mats 

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