On Mar 19, 2012 7:42 AM, "Martin Steer" <martinsteer@maxi.net.au> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 09:36:20AM +0000, Cedric Scott wrote:
> >On Tuesday 13 March 2012 17:29:07 b4m wrote:
> >>
> >> I see that there is a "Use regular expressions" check-box but I have tried
> >> all the representations I can think of for "empty string" and nothing seems
> >> to work, and I can't find any mention of the correct syntax to be used for
> >> regular expressions in any of the Gramps help pages.
> >
> >Nobody has answered this so I'll try and give you an answer.
> >
> >You can use the place filter you can enter a place name \bhulme\b and tick the
> >'use regular expressions box. The \b means a word boundary. This will not
> >match Davyhulme or Cheadlehulme but will unfortunately match 'Hulme Hall
> >Lane'.
> Does this work? As far as I can tell, regular expressions don't work on
> place names in the filter sidebar.
> Martin
It works for me but I am using gramps 3.4 via svn. I haven't tried it in 3.3.