Use of * in "Search for" field

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JeffB
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Use of * in "Search for" field

Post by JeffB » Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:56 pm

I have several forms setup for use with AFR. The forms contain fields such as *Male* and *Female*. I run a batch replace so that *Male* is changed to John Doe, etc. All of my form fields start and end with the "*" symbol (asterisk). I have never had any trouble with this.

Today, for the first time, the program will not search for fields starting with an asterisk. I can search for "Male", but not for "*Male*". Has a setting change, or is there a reason? When I run the search, I get an error message which reads:

Error during compilation of regular expression (row number 1):
"Searcg For" part?+*{ Follows Nothing (pos 1)
Please correct syntax of this regular expression

JeffB
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Re: Use of * in "Search for" field

Post by JeffB » Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:57 pm

Happens in both AFR version 7 and 8.

JeffB
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Re: Use of * in "Search for" field

Post by JeffB » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:38 pm

Problem solved. Subdirectory name contained a semicolon. When removed and changed to a dash, program worked normally.

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