Searches a string for a specific pattern using a regular expression to do matching and replaces the first instance with a replacement string. Regular expression constructs can contain characters, character classes, and other classes and quantifiers. See for details about the Java API for Class Pattern.

This feature is only available with JVM 1.4 or later versions; this is the default version for Content Server version 7.0 and later.

Type and Usage


This function takes three parameters:

  • The first parameter is the original string.

  • The second parameter is the string to match.

  • The third parameter is the replacement string.


The following example returns xyzdef abcdef:

<$regexReplaceFirst("abcdef abcdef","abc","xyz")$>

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