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Subject [jira] [Commented] (NIFI-2752) Correct ReplaceText default pattern and unit tests
Date Mon, 12 Sep 2016 19:27:20 GMT


ASF GitHub Bot commented on NIFI-2752:

GitHub user jskora opened a pull request:

    NIFI-2752 Correct ReplaceText default pattern and unit tests

     * Corrected the DEFAULT_REGEX pattern.
     * Added tests to isolate regex capture group problem and verify corrected functionality.
     * Removed short circuit logic that masked configuration errors and created inconsistent
processor behavior.

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    This closes #1007


> Correct ReplaceText default pattern and unit tests
> --------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: NIFI-2752
>                 URL:
>             Project: Apache NiFi
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Core Framework
>    Affects Versions: 1.1.0, 0.8.0, 0.7.1
>            Reporter: Joe Skora
>            Assignee: Joe Skora
> [{{ReplaceText.DEFAULT_REGEX}}|]
is defined as "(?s:\^.\*$)", which is valid PCRE but must be expressed as "(?s)(\^.\*$)" in
> The Java [Pattern class|] specifies
that patterns like "(?idmsux-idmsux:X)" are _non-capturing_, so anything but the default pattern
and replacement value result in empty output.  This isn't caught by unit tests because the
code short circuits if the default pattern and replacement are found in [ReplaceText.onTrigger()|].
 This hides the capture group problem from the unit tests and the default processor configuration,
but causes the processor to produce empty output if using non-trivial patterns and replacements.

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