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To check if a text has matches with a given regular expression
This function does the same as contains(): it checks a text for the occurrence of a certain string. But doing this it uses regular expressions. You, therefore, have much more possibilities to analyze your given texts.
Using regular expressions might need some extra research. We recommend checking regular expressions on https://regex101.com/ (external link).

Syntax

testx(string, string)
testx(string, string, string)

Return

boolean

Examples

testx(myText, regex) To return "true" if a given text matches a given regular expression.
testx("Hello [username]! You have [number of messages] messages!", "\[(\w|\s)*\]")
Result: true (with the regular expression matching any combination of normal characters and whitespaces between square brackets)
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testx(myText, regex, flags) To return "true" if a given text matches a given regular expression. Flags can be added to the regular expression.

See also

​contains, which checks if a given string contains the exact given match
​extractx, which extracts a substring from a given string using a regular expression
​replacex, which replaces the matches of a given regular expression with a given string in a given text
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