Hi all,


I have been using the following to pull out the commit message from an svn log (comparison.tag.xml) and return the version deployed from the message.  This was done by taking the message “Deployed ###.###.###” and replacing the “Deployed “ with nothing.


<xmltask source="comparison.tag.xml">

      <regexp path="log/logentry/msg/text()" pattern="Deployed " replace=""/>

      <copy path="log/logentry/msg/text()" property="comparison.tag"/>



However, there’s been a few changes and the message doesn’t necessarily start “Deployed “ any more, but will contain the version somewhere in the string.  I was thinking I could use properties= rather than replace= and pull out just the version number. 


Using one of the regular expression testers online my regular expression of \b\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3}\b returns just the version when I pass a string of “Deployed 002.000.000” to it.  However, my regular expression in xmltask returns;


Failed to match property value in 'Deployed 002.158.000' using '\b\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3}\b'


My xmltask code for the above;


<xmltask source="comparison.tag.xml">

      <regexp path="log/logentry/msg/text()" pattern="\b\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3}\.\d{1,3}\b" property="my.version"/>



Any idea what I’m doing wrong?


I’m using xmltask 1.16.1.


Kind Regards,




Philip Jeary
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