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Find Text

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator, System Center 2012 SP1 - Orchestrator

The Find Text activity finds lines in a text file. Use the Find Text activity to find according to a search string that you specify.

This activity replaces functionality in the Manage Text File legacy activity from Opalis 6.3.

Configuring the Find Text Activity

Before you configure the Find Text activity, you need to determine the following:

  • The name of the file that you want to search in.

  • The encoding type of the file you want to search in uses.

  • The text that you want to search for.

Use the following information to configure the Find Text activity.

Details Tab

Settings Configuration Instructions

File

Type the path and name of the file that you want to find the text in, or click the ellipsis button (...) and browse for it.

File encoding

Click the ellipsis button (...) and select the format that the file is encoded in from the File encoding drop-down list. Verify that you select the correct encoding format: if the file uses a different encoding format, the activity fails.

Search text

Type the text that you are searching for in the file.

Case sensitive

Select this option to search only for lines where the case of the words matches the text from the Search text field exactly.

Use regular expressions

Select this option to use regular expressions in your search. For more information on regular expressions, see Using Regular Expressions.

Result

Select one of the following options for your results:

Only the first line that matches the text will be returned

All lines that match the text will be returned

Published Data

The following table lists the published data items.

 

Item Description

Case sensitive

Indicates whether the Case sensitive check box was selected.

File encoding

The file encoding format that you selected in the File encoding field.

File name

The name of the file that was searched for text.

Return first line or all lines

Indicates whether the Only the first line that matches the text will be published or All lines that match the text will be published option was selected.

Line number of match

The line number where matching text was found.

Match end

The character offset position that the match ends on.

Match start

The character offset position that the match starts on.

Matched text

The text that matched the search string.

Number of lines matched

The number of lines where matching text was found.

Number of matches

The number of matching items that were found.

Original line

The entire line that contains the matching item.

Search text

The search string that was used for the search.

Use Regex

Indicates whether the Use regular expressions check box was selected.

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