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Search and Replace Text


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

The Search and Replace Text activity searches for and replaces text that you specify in a text file.

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

Before you configure the Search and Replace Text activity, you need to determine the following:

  • The file name you want to search in.

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

  • The text you want to search for.

  • The replacement text

Use the following information to configure the Search and Replace Text activity.

Details Tab


Configuration Instructions


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

File encoding

Click the ellipsis button (...) to open the File Encoding dialog box 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, see Using Regular Expressions.

Replacement text

Type the text that you want to replace the search text with.

The following table lists the published data items.



Case sensitive

Indicates whether the Case sensitive check box was checked or not.

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.

Line number of match

The line number where matching text was found.

Modified line

The entire line of text as it was written after the replace operations occurred.

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 of text as it was written before the replace operation occurred.

Replace text

The text that was used to replace the search text.

Search text

The search string that was used for the search.

Use Regex

Indicates whether the Use regular expressions check box was checked or not.

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