Determines whether a regular expression matches an input text value.

See for information about regular expressions.


IsRegexMatch(text, exp)

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 Yes
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) Yes
Business Rules: Calculation Rules (Before Save or Always, with Recalculate On Load) Yes
Business Rules: Editing Rules Yes
Business Rules: Initialization Rules Yes
Business Rules: Read Only Rules Yes
Business Rules: Required Rules Yes
Business Rules: Validation Rules Yes
Client Expressions Yes
Object Permissions No
Services Yes
Mobile Yes
Quick Actions (except UI Quick Actions) Yes
UI Quick Actions Yes
Reports Yes
Search/Dashboard without field references Yes
Search/Dashboard with field references No


Parameter Description
text The text in which to look for a match.
exp The regular expression to match against the text.

Return Value

Returns a Boolean value of true if the regular expression matches the text.


IsRegexMatch("this is a Test, isn't it?", /test/i)

In the above example, the function is looking for the word "test" and the word is case insensitive (because the "i" flag means it is case insensitive). Therefore, the above returns true because the word "test" is found in the text.