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Wibbly
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Regex help

Post by Wibbly » 07 Sep 2019 21:20

I'm trying to trigger using Notification on Statusbar Displayed when the content of the notification does not contain the text "Location sharing in progress". I'm trying to use 'regex matches' with

^((?!^Location sharing in progress$).)*$

but it's not triggering.

Anyone have any ideas why not, or a better way of doing this?
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Desmanto
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Re: Regex help

Post by Desmanto » 08 Sep 2019 15:40

I tried the regex in regex tester, it should be working if the text is exactly NOT "Location sharing in progress".
But your app notification might put additional space or newline (\n) after the text. Even a single additional char will make the regex fail.
Try to use debug dialog, let it match all and put debug dialog after the notification trigger. Copy the value of the notification content and paste it regex tester to be sure.
If there is additional space or newline, you should see it there.
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Wibbly
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Re: Regex help

Post by Wibbly » 08 Sep 2019 17:51

Thanks. I found it never fires even with very different strings. But I found a workaround with a separate condition that uses a script that works.

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