NimbleText

Manipulate text and data with light-weight patterns

Generate An Ordered List <OL> in No Time At All!

Turn this:

The Godfather
The Shawshank Redemption
Schindler's List
Raging Bull
Casablanca
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Gone with the Wind
Citizen Kane
The Wizard of Oz
Titanic

Into this:

  1. The Godfather
  2. The Shawshank Redemption
  3. Schindler's List
  4. Raging Bull
  5. Casablanca
  6. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  7. Gone with the Wind
  8. Citizen Kane
  9. The Wizard of Oz
  10. Titanic

With this charming little pattern:

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$once
<ol>
$each
<li>$0</li>
$once
</ol>

Go ahead and try it online.

NimbleText makes it easy to manipulate lists of data and produce things such as repetitive HTML snippets in the blink of an eye!

If you write a lot of repetive HTML then you're friend NimbleText can ease your load. Take a rest my friend! Let those tired fingers have a break. You've been working too hard for too long. It's time to let NimbleText do all the heavy lifting.

Say you have a jumbled up mess of data that looks like this:

The Godfather (1972),The Shawshank Redemption (1994),Schindler's List (1993),Raging Bull (1980),Casablanca (1942),One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975),Gone with the Wind (1939),Citizen Kane (1941),The Wizard of Oz (1939),Titanic (1997)

It's all jumbled up and wrapped around itself... but we want to clean it up to look like this:

<li>The Godfather<li>
<li>The Shawshank Redemption<li>
<li>Schindler's List<li>
<li>Raging Bull<li>
<li>Casablanca<li>
<li>One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest<li>
<li>Gone with the Wind<li>
<li>Citizen Kane<li>
<li>The Wizard of Oz<li>
<li>Titanic<li>

Here's a sample pattern to get you on your way!

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<li>$0<li>

The trick with that example is that we treat every comma as a row delimiter, and every "(" as a column delimiter... that way we can unjumble the jumbled mess. This little trick is a powerful technique to keep in your kitbag of text-mungeing delights. You can bring it out any time you're faced with a wall of complex text to be beaten into shape.

There are also guides for other examples of Automated HTML creation with NimbleText:

Further help

You can also get general help, help on all the symbols and keywords, or on the built-in functions, filtering with a where clause, help with the powerful command-line automation, or applying custom formats to your dates and times.

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