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Cases[] with Pattern in Pattern

Posted 10 years ago

I often encounter this obstacle.

When I extract data from an URL, and I wish, for instance, to do it like this:

Cases[url, {XMLElement[
    "th", {___}, {_, XMLElement["span", {___}, {mo_}], _}], __, 
   XMLElement["td", {___, "id" -> XXX}, {E_}], ___} :> {mo, 
   E}, \[Infinity]]

but, instead of "XXX" I would like to say any string which ends with "priorSettle".

Is it possible? or "XXX" can only be the exact string?

POSTED BY: Sandu Ursu
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Posted 10 years ago

worked beautifully!! especially after putting a Q after StringMatch :)

Thank you!

POSTED BY: Sandu Ursu

Out of my head (can't really test it) define a new function:

endsonpriorsettleQ[x_String] := StringMatch[x,___~~"priorSettle"]

Then replace XXX by:

_?endsonpriorsettleQ
POSTED BY: Sander Huisman
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