How to check entities (<&****>)

Hi everyone,

Does anyone know how to check entities with Xbench? I mean checking if the entity (usually the ones we have are introdued by “&”) is exactly the same in the source and the target segment. I know you can customize the checklist with typical typos, but I was wondering if there is a way to filter those that don’t match.


Hello Marta,

I’m not sure if you are looking for below

If yes, would you mind try this?

PowerSearch : off
Search mode : Regular Experession
Source : &.{4}
Target : &.{4}


This does not seem to work… I would need something that recognises any chain started by &… and checks it is the same on the source and the target. Find below an example, but not all of them start always with “&prod”, this could change:

Try the following search:

Source: "(&.{4})=1"
Target: -@1
PowerSearch: On
Search mode: Regular Expressions

Thanks, omartin, but I get this error:


Hi Marta,
Here is my settings for your reference.


Thanks, I think this works too but since there are too many it is not an option to check all the segments. I don’t think this shows mismatches, maybe this is not even possible with Xbench

The following one should work better if you are trying to find variables starting with & and ending with ; and not containing semicolon:

Source: "(<&[^;[:space:]]+;>)=1"
Target: -<@1>
Search mode: regular expressions
PowerSearch (Ctrl+P): enabled