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  • Use RegEx rule to compare IMG files

    My RegEx skills are not up to solving what I hope is a simple problem. I have two folders containing IMG files. Names are unchanged in the left folder - e.g. IMG_1234.JPG, IMG_1235.JPG - and prefixed with a date/time in the right folder - e.g. 2015_03_31_12_00_00_IMG_1234.JPG. I have tried various alignment overrides under the Misc tab. I hoped this would work but it doesn't...

    IMG.(\d){4}.JPG = IMG.(\d){4}.JPG$

    Could some kind soul please help.

    Regards, AB

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    Hello,

    Your RegEx looks pretty good. Unfortunately, our Alignment Overrides do not currently support RegEx on both sides to match fluctuating date changes. Note that in the dialog box, we have a dropdown control next to each text field. The With Right File field only supports a subset of commands, referencing the original search string. As such, we can Align Left File with any date using RegEx, but the with Right file field must be explicitly defined.
    Last edited by Aaron; 31-Mar-2015, 10:27 AM. Reason: Update with correct terminology.
    Aaron P Scooter Software

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