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Carl_mgfx

Copy Design, Replace first "x" amount of text

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by Valued Contributor Carl_mgfx on ‎05-13-2013 04:35 AM

Hi all

 

I have seem many request for better file renaming within "Copy Design", this request is to add the renaming functionality.

It would be good to be able to replace a selected string length, within a name, with a new set of text.

 

My example is as follows:  The first 5 characters of my file name are a code linked to the specific internal project number for the design.  If I want to copy designs from various internal projects for reuse in a new project I need to replace the first 5 characters with a new text.

 

eg.

 

Project 1 code = 12345

Parts:

12345-abcd

12345-efghi

12345-jklmn

 

Project 2 code = xx12x

Parts:

xx12x-12345

xx12x-67891

 

If I run a rename of just the first 5 characters I can rename all the parts at once to have a new project number, instead of having to do a replace all for each project code copied from.

What would be nice is to be able to specify a seperator (in this case "-") and replace all text before it.

Use of wildcards would also help.

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by Board Manager ihayesjr on ‎09-13-2013 12:24 PM
Status changed to: Comments Requested
 

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