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 === Overview === === Overview ===
  
-Complex ​regular expressions ​can be created and tested ​in the Zabbix ​frontend.+[[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Regular_expression#​POSIX_extended|POSIX extended ​regular expressions]] are supported ​in Zabbix.
  
-After a regular ​expression has been created, it can be used in several places in the frontend by referring to its name, prefixed with @, for example, //​@mycustomregexp//​.+There are two ways of using regular ​expressions ​in Zabbix:
  
-All regular ​expressions ​in Zabbix, whether created with the advanced editor, or entered manually, support [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Regular_expression#​POSIX_Extended_Regular_Expressions|POSIX extended regular expressions]].+  * manually entering a regular ​expression 
 +  * using a global regular expression created ​in Zabbix
  
-=== Configuration ​===+=== Regular expressions ​===
  
-To create a regular expression:+You may manually enter a regular expression in supported places. Note that the expression may not start with @ because that symbol is used in Zabbix for referencing global regular expressions. 
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 +=== Global regular expressions === 
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 +There is an advanced editor for creating and testing complex regular expressions in Zabbix frontend. 
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 +Once a regular expression has been created this way, it can be used in several places in the frontend by referring to its name, prefixed with @, for example, //​@mycustomregexp//​. 
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 +To create a global ​regular expression:
  
   * Go to: //​Administration -> General//   * Go to: //​Administration -> General//