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Replace function in Regex tool to allow use of fields

It would be absolutely marvellous if the ability to use a field as the replace value could be incorporated into the Regex tool. Currently the "Replacement Text" field is a hardcoded text value, and so to make that dynamic you have to wrap the tool in a batch and feed in the value as a Control Parameter. If we could just select a field to use as the replacement value, that would be spiffy.





14 - Magnetar
14 - Magnetar

You can use a field if you use regex_replace() in a formula tool. So it would be great to see this added to the UI of the regex tool. As it is likely that new users will follow a more guided approach by using the regex tool, but as users develop more complex workflows they will likely transition to the formula tool; for example as they want to do a multi step process and don’t want to bring in multiple regex tools to the canvas. But eliminating the differences between what you can do with a formula vs a tool would be great for usability.

17 - Castor
17 - Castor

Great idea! The regex tool is amazing already, but this and other suggestions would make it way better than using the regex functions in the formula tool