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REGEX_REPLACE

REGEX_REPLACE replaces a substring with an alternative substring. It returns the value of the following Java expression.

java.lang.String.replaceAll(regex, replacement)

Syntax

REGEX_REPLACE(original VARCHAR(65535), regex VARCHAR(65535), replacement VARCHAR(65535), startPosition int, occurence int) RETURNS VARCHAR(65535)

Parameters

original

The string on which to execute the regex operation.

regex

The regular expression to match. If the encoding for regex doesn't match the encoding for original, an error is written to the error stream.

replacement

The string to replace regex matches in the original string. If the encoding for replacement doesn't match the encoding for original or regex, an error is written to the error stream.

startPosition

The first character in the original string to search. If startPosition is less than 1, an error is written to the error stream. If startPosition is greater than the length of original, then original is returned.

occurence

The occurrence of the string that matches the regex expression to replace. If occurence is 0, all substrings matching regex are replaced. If occurence is less than 0, an error is written to the error stream.

Example

Example Dataset

The examples following are based on the sample stock dataset that is part of Getting Started Exercise in the Amazon Kinesis Analytics Developer Guide.

To run each example, you need an Amazon Kinesis Analytics application that has the input stream for the sample stock ticker. To learn how to create an Analytics application and configure the input stream for the sample stock ticker, see Getting Started Exercise in the Amazon Kinesis Analytics Developer Guide.

The sample stock dataset has the schema following.

(ticker_symbol VARCHAR(4), sector VARCHAR(16), change REAL, price REAL)

Example 1: Replace All String Values in a Source String with a New Value

In this example, all character strings in the sector field are replaced if they match a regular expression.

CREATE OR REPLACE STREAM "DESTINATION_SQL_STREAM" ( ticker_symbol VARCHAR(4), SECTOR VARCHAR(24), CHANGE REAL, PRICE REAL); CREATE OR REPLACE PUMP "STREAM_PUMP" AS INSERT INTO "DESTINATION_SQL_STREAM" SELECT STREAM TICKER_SYMBOL, REGEX_REPLACE(SECTOR, 'TECHNOLOGY', 'INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY', 1, 0); CHANGE, PRICE FROM "SOURCE_SQL_STREAM_001"

The preceding example outputs a stream similar to the following.

Notes

REGEX_REPLACE is not part of the SQL:2008 standard. It is an Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics streaming SQL extension.

REGEX_REPLACE returns null if any parameters are null.

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