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  • A single character of: a, b or c
    [abc]
  • A character except: a, b or c
    [^abc]
  • A character in the range: a-z
    [a-z]
  • A character not in the range: a-z
    [^a-z]
  • A character in the range: a-z or A-Z
    [a-zA-Z]
  • Any single character
    .
  • Alternate - match either a or b
    a|b
  • Any whitespace character
    \s
  • Any non-whitespace character
    \S
  • Any digit
    \d
  • Any non-digit
    \D
  • Any word character
    \w
  • Any non-word character
    \W
  • Match everything enclosed
    (?:...)
  • Capture everything enclosed
    (...)
  • Zero or one of a
    a?
  • Zero or more of a
    a*
  • One or more of a
    a+
  • Exactly 3 of a
    a{3}
  • 3 or more of a
    a{3,}
  • Between 3 and 6 of a
    a{3,6}
  • Start of string
    ^
  • End of string
    $
  • A word boundary
    \b
  • Non-word boundary
    \B

Regular Expression
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`
`
gmi

Test String

Code Generator

Generated Code

package main import ( "regexp" "fmt" ) func main() { var re = regexp.MustCompile(`(?mi)\b([^\s\"]+)(\s+|)\:=\s+new\s+([^(]+)\(([^;\(\)]+)\);`) var str = `create or replace package body ORA_MTK.Test_package_03 as procedure do_something (n1 in NUMBER, n2 in out NUMBER,n3 in out NOCOPY NUMBER) as aaa11 ty_base := new ty_base(); l_array12 tyt_base := new tyt_base(ty_base(1,2,3)); aaa13 ty_base:= new ty_base(participantid => 'a',clientid => '1',price => 3); begin aaa11 ty_base := new ty_base(); l_array12 tyt_base := new tyt_base(ty_base(1,2,3)); l_array13 := new tyt_base(ty_base(1,2,3)); aaa13 := new ty_base(participantid => 'a',clientid => '1',price => 3); aaa14 := new ty_base(participantid => 'a', -- comment 01 clientid => '1' -- comment 01 ; , ,price => 3); aaa15 := new ty_base(participantid15 => 'a', -- comment 01 -- comment 02; clientid15 => '1' ,price15 => 3); aaa16.xxxx := new ty_base(participantid => 'a',clientid => '1',price => 3); l_array(l_array.count) := NEW ty_base(participantid => 300,clientid => 2,price => 3); l_array(l_array.count).xxxx := NEW ty_base(participantid => 300,clientid => 2,price => 3); "aaa 17" := new ty_base(participantid => 'a',clientid => '1',price => 3); end do_something; end Test_package_03` for i, match := range re.FindAllString(str, -1) { fmt.Println(match, "found at index", i) } }

Please keep in mind that these code samples are automatically generated and are not guaranteed to work. If you find any syntax errors, feel free to submit a bug report. For a full regex reference for Golang, please visit: https://golang.org/pkg/regexp/