[rt-users] Searching for a string

Bryon Baker bbaker at copesan.com
Fri Aug 9 13:37:02 EDT 2013

Here is the code I am using now:
my $t_subject = $self->TransactionObj->ContentObj->Content ;

if ($t_subject =~ /Building:\s+Walgreen Drug Store/is)
   $RT::Logger->debug("Found Match\n");
   return 0;
   $RT::Logger->debug("No Match Found Match content: $t_subject\n");
   return 1;

This is working thanks Nathan :)

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-----Original Message-----
From: rt-users-bounces at lists.bestpractical.com [mailto:rt-users-bounces at lists.bestpractical.com] On Behalf Of Nathan Cutler
Sent: Friday, August 09, 2013 11:59 AM
To: rt-users at lists.bestpractical.com
Subject: Re: [rt-users] Searching for a string

Hi Bryon:

Perl regexes can be a bit tricky.

> Here is the codes being used.
> my $t_subject = $self->TransactionObj->ContentObj->Content ; my $match 
> = "Building: Walgreen Drug Store";

Here I would be to use \s+ after the colon, since there might be multiple spaces or even a tab in the email. Unless you're sure it will always be just a single space.

> if ( $t_subject !~ /$match/i)  {

This says "if $t_subject does NOT match". Don't you want the opposite?
I'd suggest you try changing the !~ operator (does NOT match) in this line to =~ (matches).

>    $RT::Logger->debug("Found Match\n");
>    return 0;
> }
> else {
>    $RT::Logger->debug("No Match Found Match string: $match content: $t_subject\n");
>    return 1;
> }

Another thing to try is the "s" modifier, which explicitly tells Perl to treat the entire email as a single line. But in my test it works fine without.

Hope this helps.

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