Renames all columns based on a regular expression search & replace pattern. The search pattern is a regular expression, possibly containing groups for further back referencing in the replace field.
In the simplest case, you can search and replace string literals. E.g. if the input columns are called "Foo 1", "Foo 2", "Foo 3", etc and the search string is "Foo", the replacement is "Bar", the output would be "Bar 1", "Bar 2", "Bar 3".
More complicated cases contain
capturing groups, i.e. expressions in parentheses that, if
matched in a column name, are saved. The groups can be referenced
in the replacement string using
is a number 0-9. These placeholders will be replaced by the
original occurrence in the input column name.
For instance, to rename the columns that are produced by the
Data Generator node (they follow a scheme
<number2> (Uni <number1>), you would use as
search string: "Universe_(\d+)_(\d+)" and as replacement:
"$2 (Uni $1)".
The special sequence
$i represents the current column
index (unless escaped by '\' (backslash)). E.g. in order to
precede each column name with the column index, use as search
string "(^.+$)", capturing the entire column name in a group,
and as replacement "$i: $1".
Further documentation regarding regular expressions can be found in the Java API documentation, in particular the classes Pattern and Matcher.
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