match

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match(String, Regex): Array<String>

Uses an regular expression to match string and then separate it into capture groups. Returns the results in a a list (an array).

It can be applied to the result of any evaluated expression and can return any evaluated expression. See Pattern Matching in DataWeave.

Parameters

Name Description

text

A string (String type).

matcher

A regular expression for matching characters in the text.

Example

In this example, the regular expression describes an email address. It contains two capture groups: what come before and after the @. The result is an array of three elements: the first is the whole email address, the second matches one of the capture groups, the third matches the other one.

Source

%dw 2.0
output application/json
---
{ "hello" : "anniepoint@mulesoft.com" match(/([a-z]*)@([a-z]*).com/) }

Output

{
  "hello": [
    "anniepoint@mulesoft.com",
    "anniepoint",
    "mulesoft"
  ]
}

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