Using regex capture groups in velocity Edited

I´m setting up templates in JETI using velocity templates and HTLM, i´d like to use regex capture groups to retieve data from custom files. But I´m not quite sure how to invoke regex capture group in Velocity/Java, i´ve seen plenty of examples on how to replace text and verify matches but I have yet to find or figure this out. 

 

I can use this to retrive the customfiled data and present it to the user:

#set ($string =$!jetiFieldRenderer.renderCustomField($issue, "customfield_10238").toLowerCase())
$string

 

Here is what I think i need to do in JAVA but I´m not sure how to make velocity do it and present it.
Pattern pattern = Pattern.compile("\[(.*)\(.*\)\]"); 
Matcher matcher = pattern.matcher($string); 
matcher.group(1)

1 answer

This widget could not be displayed.

@Anders Lantz, did you ever figure this out? This is also what I need to do, but it is not working, Maybe the correct classes are not exposed in the Velocity context for user macros?

Nah I had to resort to using "replaceAll" several times on the same custom field. 

For reference, here is one regex i used:

$!jetiFieldRenderer.renderCustomField($issue, "customfield_10515").replaceAll('(\[|\]| \(\w*-\d*\))','') 

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Atlassian Summit 2018

Meet the community IRL

Atlassian Summit is an excellent opportunity for in-person support, training, and networking.

Learn more
Community showcase
Published yesterday in Marketplace Apps

The 7 hacks of highly successful automation

...there's anything I've learnt from working, it's that people are lazy! No offense to anyone reading this, but it's true and we can all admit it. The easier you make something for someone, the more...

99 views 0 8
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you