[sf-perl] regular expression ?

Michael Friedman frimicc at gmail.com
Mon Sep 26 12:19:41 PDT 2011

You probably want to use \d, the special metacharacter that matches digits.

Something like this would probably work:

if ($text =~ m/Thank you for order:\s+(\d+)/) {
	$order_num = $1;

See also the perlre manpage for the list of all the other metacharacters:

-- Mike
Michael Friedman
frimicc at gmail.com

On Sep 26, 2011, at 12:14 PM, Richard Reina wrote:

> I am trying to match a string "Thank you for order: 55555";
> The order number will always change but I want the match to be true if the
> string has "Thank you for order:" followed by a number and extract the
> number.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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