The winner is Charlie Weiblen. Congratulations, Charlie! Hooray! :)
He proposed the following solution - Regular Expressions in LoadRunner. Yes, it allows to use Regular expressions in LoadRunner and his solution works perfectly.
Also, I recommend to pay attention to his site - Performance engineering & testing. It contains a lot of interesting information on Performance testing and LoadRunner in particular.
As I promised, the reward is $52.25. Since Charlie asked me to donate this money to FSF (Free Software Foundation), I did so.
I captured screen shots to confirm that I donated money as I promised - $52.25. (Please, click on images to enlarge them):
Donation page #1
Well, what's next?
- First of all, I recommend to read solution from Tim Koopmans - Regex Pattern Matching in LoadRunner.
Tim updated and simplified Charlie's solution. It looks simple and clear.
Great work, Tim!
- I developed Charlie's and Tim's solutions to search several matches or nested groups.
I plan to publish it within the next few days.
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