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Checking a string with changing numbers

Jarrett B.
6 discussion posts
I need to search for a string from a backup appliance, but the job ID will change each time within the string.

Is it possible to replace individual characters with wildcards that specify numbers?


Server.local Backup-0? Incremental

0? would stand for any number 00000 - 09999
Oct 14, 2016  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on
It sure is! If you change the middle drop-down on the criterion to "Complex Match," you can then enter it like so:

Server.local Backup-* Incremental

Hope that helps!
Oct 14, 2016  • #2
Jarrett B.
6 discussion posts
Do y'all have a detailed document for how the complex match works? Something more detailed than the (?) button
Oct 14, 2016  • #3
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on
Sorry, my first reply wasn't quite correct, as the spaces are treated as an implied "OR." Something like this would work better:

"Server.local Backup-0" +Incremental

Hopefully that works for you, but if not, please let me know!
Oct 14, 2016  • #4
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on
The pop-up window from the question mark button is all we have for documentation at the moment, but it should cover everything. If there's something missing or unclear, definitely let me know and I'll be glad to help out
Oct 14, 2016  • #5
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