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    David Ludlow commented  · 

    It isn't that complicated at all. We just need to get our Excel-using co-workers to up-vote this, and it will happen. (Unfortunately, all my co-workers prefer Google Sheets, which already supports RegExp) (Even I could implement .NET-flavor regex functions in both C# and JavaScript in less than a week.)

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    David Ludlow commented  · 

    I STRONGLY recommend that, when this feature is implemented, Microsoft includes a link to a RegExp playground in the documentation of the function. Microsoft could either use https://regexr.com/ or they could use the completely open-source nature of that site to easily make a copy of that site specific to Excel.

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    David Ludlow commented  · 

    One plus of this feature is that it will mean that some advanced Excel courses will start to teach RegExp, which, in the long run, is far more practical skill than VBA. (Not to diss the importance of VBA.)

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