Yes you can. Basically you search for the the pattern using regular expressions and then use the Keyword Summary report to display the unique hits.
Use the following regular expression (taken from RegExLib.com) to search for URLs in your files (email and credit card regular expression patterns included at end of answer) :
- Click on the Reports tab and change the Report to be the Keyword Summary report to view the unique URLs:
- You can then use the standard reporting functionality to either copy, print, or save the URLs.
Note: By default the Keyword Summary report will display other columns. To switch off those columns just click on the Report Options button and choose only the Keyword Hit column:
Exporting list of email addresses
You can use the same method to export a list of unique emails from a group of files. Simply change the regular expression used above to something like this:
Exporting list of credit card numbers
For credit card numbers change the regular expression used above to something like this:
Older Versions: The Reporting tab was added in FileLocator Pro version 7 but you can achieve similar results with earlier versions of the program using the Exporting feature and the custom format
unique_hits_only.xsl, stored in the Sample Transforms folder. After the initial search follow these steps:
Choose File->Export Results... to export the results
Select the 'Custom (XSLT)' format option
Browse to the Sample Transforms folder and pick the file: