How to Search and Replace Escape Characters

Document created by dprostko on Jun 13, 2011Last modified by ruchika_yadav on Mar 1, 2016
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You may need to escape certain special characters when doing a search and replace.

Certain characters such as the pipe, and different quotes require escaping with a backslash in order to be interpreted correctly.

So for example, in the “Text to find” and “Replace with?” fields you would change a string from this:


To this:


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