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#1 : 01/11-18 15:50
Joris Houben
Joris Houben
Posts: 3
how can I:
1) delete all text in filenames
2) remove spaces
3) set the number combinations -001 and -002 at the end

now:
3251pict floris -001
Floris 6985 thysen -002 6985
Malina 98874 up -001 pic
-002 Manilla 985471 pict


new
3251-001
6985-002
98874-001
985471-002


01/11-18 15:50 - edited 01/11-18 16:17
#2 : 02/11-18 08:51
David Lee
David Lee
Posts: 43
Reply to #1:

You didn't request removal of duplicate numbers but your second example shows:
Floris 6985 thysen -002 6985 -> 6985-002

Is the extra 6985 in the example a mistake?


02/11-18 08:51
#3 : 02/11-18 09:03
Joris Houben
Joris Houben
Posts: 3
Reply to #2:


Sorry, thats indeed a mistake and there shout not be dubbele numbers (only -001 and -002)


02/11-18 09:03
#4 : 02/11-18 09:46
David Lee
David Lee
Posts: 43
Reply to #3:
That makes the problem more straightforward.

Maybe not the best solution but you can do it in two steps: first move the -ddd suffixes to the end of the filenames and then remove blocks of non-digit characters.

Use two instances of the Replace method with "Use regular expressions" ticked.

1:Replace
Text to be replaced: (.*)(-\d{3})(.*)
Replace with: \1\3\2

2:Replace
Text to be replaced: (\D*)(\d*)(\D*)(-\d*)
Replace with: \2\4


02/11-18 09:46
#5 : 02/11-18 11:34
Joris Houben
Joris Houben
Posts: 3
Reply to #4:
This is exactly what I needed and works perfectly. Realy awesome
Thanks!!


02/11-18 11:34