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^([A-Z]+-\d+)(\s\([A-Z]+-\d+\))?(:\s)(([a-zA-Z0-9&, ])+)
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^ asserts position at start of a line
1st Capturing Group
([A-Z]+-\d+)
Match a single character present in the list below
[A-Z]
+ matches the previous token between one and unlimited times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
A-Z matches a single character in the range between A (index 65) and Z (index 90) (case sensitive)
- matches the character - with index 4510 (2D16 or 558) literally (case sensitive)
\d
matches a digit (equivalent to [0-9])
+ matches the previous token between one and unlimited times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
2nd Capturing Group
(\s\([A-Z]+-\d+\))?
? matches the previous token between zero and one times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
\s matches any whitespace character (equivalent to [\r\n\t\f\v ])
\( matches the character ( with index 4010 (2816 or 508) literally (case sensitive)
Match a single character present in the list below
[A-Z]
+ matches the previous token between one and unlimited times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
A-Z matches a single character in the range between A (index 65) and Z (index 90) (case sensitive)
- matches the character - with index 4510 (2D16 or 558) literally (case sensitive)
\d
matches a digit (equivalent to [0-9])
+ matches the previous token between one and unlimited times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
\) matches the character ) with index 4110 (2916 or 518) literally (case sensitive)
3rd Capturing Group
(:\s)
: matches the character : with index 5810 (3A16 or 728) literally (case sensitive)
\s matches any whitespace character (equivalent to [\r\n\t\f\v ])
4th Capturing Group
(([a-zA-Z0-9&, ])+)
5th Capturing Group
([a-zA-Z0-9&, ])+
+ matches the previous token between one and unlimited times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
A repeated capturing group will only capture the last iteration. Put a capturing group around the repeated group to capture all iterations or use a non-capturing group instead if you're not interested in the data
Match a single character present in the list below
[a-zA-Z0-9&, ]
a-z matches a single character in the range between a (index 97) and z (index 122) (case sensitive)
A-Z matches a single character in the range between A (index 65) and Z (index 90) (case sensitive)
0-9 matches a single character in the range between 0 (index 48) and 9 (index 57) (case sensitive)
&,
matches a single character in the list &, (case sensitive)
Global pattern flags
g modifier: global. All matches (don't return after first match)
m modifier: multi line. Causes ^ and $ to match the begin/end of each line (not only begin/end of string)
Your regular expression does not match the subject string.Try launching the debugger to find out why.

Regular Expression
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