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Created on May 17, 2024

Add Regular Expresion Functions to ESQL

Would it be possible to add regular expression support to ESQL?  I think a regexmatch and regexreplace functions would be extremely beneficial.  Almost all of our code is written in ESQL, we rarely need to use Java compute nodes.

Here's an example scenario: we need to address line 2 into the three component fields: City, State, and Zip.

- City can be any characters, including numbers, letters, and symbols.

- State must be two letters (A-Z)

- Zip must start with a number and may contain numbers and hypens.

- There must be a comma immediately after the city, and there may be spaces between city, state, and zip.

This is trivial to parse with a regular expression.  Not as easy to parse with a DFDL.  Difficult to implement in native ESQL.

Idea priority Low