Pattern: Match anything

“Match anything” is one of the patterns that you can select on the Match panel. This pattern allows a field to match any text, except perhaps for certain characters that may occur in the next field. The repetition settings for the field determine how many characters the field can or must match.

Match Anything Except

Usually, when people say that a field can match "anything", the field doesn't truly allow everything. The exact contents are unspecified, but the field does stand in relation to the text around it.

Character to Escape Delimiters

If you set "what kind of anything" to "anything including an escaped delimiter", specify the character to be used to escape the delimiter characters that occur within the field itself.

Can Span Across Lines

Turn on to allow this field to match more than one line of text.

Turn off to require this field's match to stay within one line.