Pattern-match & Replace - help required

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Wed Dec 19 11:51:22 CET 2012


On Wed, 19 Dec 2012 02:42:26 -0800, AT wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> I am new to python and web2py framework. Need urgent help to match a
> pattern in an string and replace the matched text.
> 
> I've this string (basically an sql statement): 
>
> stmnt = 'SELECT taxpayer.id,
>          taxpayer.enc_name,
>          taxpayer.age,
>          taxpayer.occupation
>          FROM taxpayer WHERE (taxpayer.id IS NOT NULL);'
> 
> The requirement is to replace it with this one: 
> 
> r_stmnt = 'SELECT taxpayer.id,
>            decrypt(taxpayer.enc_name),
>            taxpayer.age,
>            taxpayer.occupation
>            FROM taxpayer WHERE (taxpayer.id IS NOT NULL);'
> 
> Can somebody please help?

Can you do this?

stmnt = r_stmnt

That should do what you are asking.

If that doesn't solve your problem, you will need to explain your problem 
in more detail.



-- 
Steven



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