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    Java RegEx Problem

    Hi, I'm having an issue with some string splitting. I have an address "Stewn St 1278 Ste 20". I want to split it on "Ste", or suite, so that I can get the numbers after. However, I DON'T want the 'Ste' from Stewn to be included, as i'll receive "wn" or "st". I only want to split on the phrase 'Ste' alone. Can anyone help me with this? Thanks.

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    Re: Java RegEx Problem

    We can help if you ask a clearly worded question. for example:
    I want to split it on "Ste", or suite,
    What do you mean by 'suite'?
    So do you want to split it on Ste or do you just want the numbers?
    However, I DON'T want the 'Ste' from Stewn to be included, as i'll receive "wn" or "st".
    If you split the string on Ste you will get 'wn st 1278 ' & ' 20'.

    If you are struggling to explain what you actually want then show a few example strings and what you want to split them into.

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    Re: Java RegEx Problem

    wouldn't it be more wise just to format the string to some defined standard, one space, for example. And then divide it into string blocks and search for the "Ste" block. Finding it would mean that the next one would be the number. And so on.

    to trim a string, make it one-spaced and then split into string blocks:
    PHP Code:
    str str.trim().replaceAll("\\s+"," ");
    String[] blocks str.split(" "); 
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    Re: Java RegEx Problem

    roger8989tt,

    How about this:
    Code:
    String[] parts = address.split("\\s+Ste\\s+");
    It splits the address at " Ste " (note the white space before and after Ste), leaving two String elements: "Stewn St 1278" and "20".

    Or, if you want to include cases with suite spelled in full:
    Code:
    String[] parts = address.split("\\s+[Ss](ui)?te\\s+");

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    Theoretically interesting but not practical. Normally when parsing strings one won't extract only one piece of data.
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    Re: Java RegEx Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Xeel View Post
    Theoretically interesting but not practical. Normally when parsing strings one won't extract only one piece of data.
    yep, but this is the answer to the question in the OP:

    Quote Originally Posted by roger8989tt View Post
    I want to split it on "Ste", or suite, so that I can get the numbers after. However, I DON'T want the 'Ste' from Stewn to be included, as i'll receive "wn" or "st". I only want to split on the phrase 'Ste' alone. Can anyone help me with this?

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    Re: Java RegEx Problem

    String[] parts=check.split("\\sSte\\s");
    (OR)
    String[] parts=check.split(" Ste ");

    this is used to split the address at " Ste ".
    Here \\s is for space.
    U will get the output: 'Stewn st 1278 ' & ' 20'.

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