Replace values in Table


Search and replace string and unicode values in Table.

Input ports:


Input Table

Output ports:


Table with replaced values

Select columns (columns)
Select the columns to use perform replace on
Search (find)
Specify search expression.
Replace (replace)
Specify replace expression.
Text replace only (using regex) (literal)
Perform regex replacements in string columns, i.e., columns with types text and bytes, other columns are ignored. Disable this option to replace full values, without using regex across all types of columns.
Ignore case (ignore_case)
Ignore case when searching
Use default (use_default)
Use default value when not found.
Default value (default)
Specify default value

In the standard library there exist four nodes which perform a search and replace of values among the elements in Tables. Of the four nodes, one operates on single Table while the second operates on multiple Tables. The third and fourth are the same but instead of a GUI configuration, they take another table as configuration. See below.

In the configuration of the nodes one has to specify the columns in the Tables which will be regarded during the execution of the node. The node works with string, unicode, integer, and float values.

In general, search and replace expression should be scalar literals For string and unicode columns the search and replace expressions may be regular expressions. Here, it is possible to use ()-grouping in the search expression to reuse the match of the expression within the parentheses in the replace expression. In the regular expression for the replace use \\1 (or higher numbers) to insert matches.

As an example let’s say that you have an input table with a column containing the strings x, y, and z. If you enter the search expression (.*) and the replace expression \\1_new the output will be the strings x_new, y_new, and z_new.

For the expression table (for the ‘with Table’ versions) it should it have the following structure:

Search column Replace column
Expression to search 1 Replace for expression 1
Expression to search 2 Replace for expression 2

Unless configured to use regex replacement, search, replace and default values will be read as a values of the same type as the column it is replacing in. For information about how to enter text, see Input typed values as text.

class node_table_value_search_replace.TableValueSearchReplace[source]