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: