QA automation with QTP/UFT – function to remove all special characters from a string

Hello and happy Friday! I wanted to cover a great function that can be used to rid your string of special characters.

Function fun_removeSpecialCharacters (pstrToClean)
    Dim objRegExp, outputStr
    Set objRegExp = New Regexp
    objRegExp.IgnoreCase = True
    objRegExp.Global = True
    objRegExp.Pattern = "[()?*"",\\<>&#~%{}+_.@:\/!;]+"
    outputStr = objRegExp.Replace(strToClean, "")
    objRegExp.Pattern = "\-+"
    outputStr = objRegExp.Replace(outputStr, "")
    fn_removeSpecialCharacters = outputStr
End Function


To use the function, simply call it with the string from which you want to remove the special characters:

strExample = "73282*&923()"

MsgBox fn_removeSpecialCharacters(strExample)


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