Search and Replace Text

 

Updated: May 13, 2016

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

SettingsConfiguration Instructions
FileType 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 encodingClick 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 textType the text that you are searching for in the file.
Case sensitiveSelect this option to search only for lines where the case of the words matches the text from the Search text field exactly.
Use regular expressionsSelect this option to use regular expressions in your search. For more information, seeUsing Regular Expressions.
Replacement textType the text that you want to replace the search text with.

Published Data

The following table lists the published data items.

ItemDescription
Case sensitiveIndicates whether the Case sensitive check box was checked or not.
File encodingThe file encoding format that you selected in the File encoding field.
File nameThe name of the file that was searched for text.
Line number of matchThe line number where matching text was found.
Modified lineThe entire line of text as it was written after the replace operations occurred.
Number of lines matchedThe number of lines where matching text was found.
Number of matchesThe number of matching items that were found.
Original lineThe entire line of text as it was written before the replace operation occurred.
Replace textThe text that was used to replace the search text.
Search textThe search string that was used for the search.
Use RegexIndicates whether the Use regular expressions check box was checked or not.
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