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Regex in XML package?


I need to make a check in a variable string to see if it contains a certain pattern. Then I tried this:

<xsl:value-of select="matches(/root/AllPartInfo/AllPartInfoRow/Options,'\b[1-9][BCDEFHJKLNPRSGT][1-9]\b')" disable-output-escaping="yes" />

But then I just get a broken page saying that "matches() is an unknown XSLT function".

Any idea?


asked May 12, 2016 in MultiStore by Yan Kleber (990 points)

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matches() is an XSLT 2 feature, and we currently use XSLT 1 (wider support).  Your best bet would be a custom XSLTExtensionBase function (source code required) to do the regex for you, then you'd call it with aspdnsf:YourFunctionName() like the other custom functions we ship with.
answered May 12, 2016 by Vortx ScottS (13,500 points)
Scott, I am a bit confused here. A custom XSLTExtensionBase is something I have to write from scratch? How is this implemented? Would you have some link of an example as how it could be done?

I think that a Regex function is not something simple to implement anyway...