Find a certain string (ie time stamp) in a report from a job

Discussion created by JamesFenoulhet611119 on Jul 2, 2015
Latest reply on Jul 3, 2015 by joel_wiesmann_automic
Hi guys,
I am hoping this will be an easy one for someone on here.

I have run a job which returns a certain string into the post process tab on the "last report" so the string returned is 
2015-07-02 08:32:47 - U00020408 "Start : Despatch ( 08:32:45 ) SPRE/2514195/2 ARBMS2-15.5"

this string may be different based on what the system is processing but will always have a time stamp inside it but not necessarily in brackets.

What i want is to strip out this time stamp so i can compare it to the current system time and work out the delay.

i have tried  the below scripting elements but can not get the results i am after, either there is an easier way to search and extract a certain string but at this moment in time i have not been on any formal training so am reliant on Automic staff and the community for help.


Are there any tried and tested ways of extracting and manipulating the reports section of jobs? And are these documented anywhere for a newbie to get stuck into? Are there any stand alone guides\walkthroughs that are community supported?