Replace in String


Replace in string is a simple search and replace. It also supports regular expressions and group references. group references are picked up in the replace by string as $n where n is the number of the group.


Option Description

Transform name

Name of the transform.

In stream field

The field in which a replacement has to take place.

Out stream field

The result field.

use RegEx

Use regular expressions (Y/N).


Search for a certain pattern.

Replace with

Replace with certain characters.

Set empty string?

Turn string into an empty string.

Replace with field

Replace the pattern with a field value.

Whole word

Whole word (Y/N).

Case sensitive

Is the search case sensitive (Y/N).

Is Unicode

Is the search unicode (Y/N)


You could parse out sections of a string as follows

  • regex = ^([0-9]{4})([0-9]{7})$

  • replace with = $2

This will replace any 11 digit numbers with the last 7 digits.

Metadata Injection Support

All fields of this transform support metadata injection. You can use this transform with ETL Metadata Injection to pass metadata to your pipeline at runtime.