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Title Test Find Match words not in quotes or are AND OR NOT
Expression
(?!\bnot\b|\band\b|\bor\b|\b\"[^"]+\"\b)((?<=\s|\-|\(|^)[^\"\s\()]+(?=\s|\*|\)|$))
Description
This regex will match all words in a search term entered by a user. This ignores words within double quotes and also ignores the words "AND" "OR" or "NOT". I use this to add double quotes around each word for full text query building.
Matches
pear, apple, ban*, -notword
Non-Matches
"words withinin quotes", not, and, or
Author Rating: Not yet rated. Charles Forsyth
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