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amazon-redshiftHow do I use regular expressions with Amazon Redshift?


Regular expressions can be used with Amazon Redshift to search for and manipulate strings. The regexp_substr() and regexp_replace() functions are used to search for and manipulate strings with regular expressions.

For example, to search for the word "cat" in a string, the following code can be used:

SELECT regexp_substr('This is a sentence about cats', 'cat');

The output of this code will be:

cat

To replace the word "cat" in a string with the word "dog", the following code can be used:

SELECT regexp_replace('This is a sentence about cats', 'cat', 'dog');

The output of this code will be:

This is a sentence about dogs

The code above consists of the following parts:

  • regexp_substr() and regexp_replace() are the functions used to search for and manipulate strings with regular expressions.
  • The first argument passed to the function is the string to be searched.
  • The second argument passed to the function is the regular expression pattern to be searched for.
  • The third argument passed to the function (for regexp_replace()) is the string to replace the matching pattern with.

For more information about using regular expressions with Amazon Redshift, please visit the [Amazon Redshift Documentation](https://docs.aws.amazon.com/redshift/latest/dg/r_REGEXP_ functions.html).

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