Regular Expressions

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Class is suited to everyone.
Course Description

This course is an introduction to managing and editing data by learning the syntax and construction of a regular expression, which is a sequence of characters that define a search (and sometimes replace) pattern. The basic characters used to construct a pattern will be discussed and then the patterns will be used in hands-on examples. Regular expressions are used in integrated library system search/replace reports, some text editors (like Notepad++), and MarcEdit.

Learning objectives for this session include

Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Define “regular expression”
  • Detail appropriate uses
  • Describe the format and syntax
  • Design simple and complex

This is an introduction, so no prior knowledge is assumed. Using a browser to access a Web site will be required.

Homework Expectations
  • Assignments will be completed in-class. If any assignments do not get completed or if the individual would like extra practice, then outside work might be required.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.
Session Information
Session Duration: 
This course consists of two 2-hour sessions.
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