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Regex

Constructs a regular expression from text.

See https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Guide/Regular_Expressions and http://stackoverflow.com/questions/46155/validate-email-address-in-javascript for information about regular expressions.

Syntax

Regex(exp, flag)

Enabled For

For a description of the business object categories, see Notes on "Enabled For".

Business Object Category Yes/No
Business Rules: Before-Save Rules Yes1
Business Rules: Calculation Rules (After Save, with or without Also Recalculate on Load) Yes
Business Rules: Calculation Rules (Before Save or Always, without Also Recalculate On Load) Yes1
Business Rules: Calculation Rules (Before Save or Always, with Recalculate On Load) Yes
Business Rules: Editing Rules Yes1
Business Rules: Initialization Rules Yes1
Business Rules: Read Only Rules Yes1
Business Rules: Required Rules Yes1
Business Rules: Validation Rules Yes1
Client Expressions Yes
Object Permissions No
Services Yes
LDAP Yes
Mobile Yes
Quick Actions (except UI Quick Actions) Yes1
UI Quick Actions Yes
Reports Yes1
Search/Dashboard without field references Yes1
Search/Dashboard with field references No
1. Except in services.

Parameters

exp The regular expression, without slashes.
flag (Optional) The flags associated with the regular expression.

Return Value

Regular expression, which is a text value.

Example

Regex("^(([^<>()[\]\\\\.,;:\\[email protected]\\"]+(\\.[^<>()[\\]\\\\.,;:\\[email protected]\\"]+)*)|(\\".+\\"))@((\\[[0-9]{1,3}\\.[0-9]{1,3}\\.[0-9]{1,3}\\.[0-9]{1,3}\\])|(([a-zA-Z\\-0-9]+\\.)+[a-zA-Z]{2,}))$","i")

This example returns a regular expression that matches a valid email address.


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