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Hi guys
I have a string (read from a text file), and i need to be able to pull out the value in the quotation marks. For example:

if my string is <img src="hello.jpg">

, I need to return hello.jpg.

The tough part is that there can by any number of spaces (including 0) in between img and src, between src and = , and between = and the first quotation mark.

Do I need to use wildcards?

That was hard to describe... hope someone understood my problem.
Thanks!

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Last Post by campkev
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Your best bet would be to use the regular expression object to find matches to the pattern you want. An example script is included below.

<%
dim sampletext, objRegExp, SearchPattern, ReplacePattern, matches

sampletext = "<img src=""hello.jpg"">"

'// enter the search pattern here
SearchPattern = """" ' opening quote
SearchPattern = SearchPattern & "(.*?)" ' any number of text characters
SearchPattern = SearchPattern & """" ' closing quote

'// create a new instance of the regular expression object
Set objRegExp = New RegExp

objRegExp.Pattern = searchpattern ' apply the search pattern
objRegExp.Global = True ' match all instances if the serach pattern
objRegExp.IgnoreCase = True ' ignore case

'// find all occurences of the search pattern in the sample text
Set matches = objRegExp.execute(sampletext)

If matches.Count > 0 Then ' there was at least one match to the search pattern
  For Each match in matches
    Response.Write replace(match.Value, """", "") & "<br>"
  Next
Else ' there were no matches found
  Response.Write "<B>" & objRegExp.Pattern & "</B> was not found in the string: <B>" & StringToSearch & "</B>."
End If

'// releast the reg exp object
Set objRegExp = nothing
%>
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if you know that it should always be only two question marks, here is something a little easier

<%

inputString = "<img src=""hello.jpg"">"
inputString = Replace(inputString, """", Chr(0))

strArray = Split(inputString,Chr(0))

if ubound(strArray) = 2 then
 resultString = response.write strArray(1)
else
 ' psuedocode 
 ' something went wrong, so handle problem
end if


%>
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