python script to replace X number of string occurrences
You can use the replace command in python to replace a string for a set number of occurrences in which it appears in a set.
Designate a set using a letter and enter strings for the set between quotes.
>>> z = "InfoGov Identification Preservation Collection Processing Review Analysis Production Presentation"
Use the replace command, preceded by the designation for the set to indicate the terms you to find and replace:
>>> z = z.replace("Review","Litigation Support")
Output the result >>> print(z)
In order to replace only X number of occurrences of a string (starting from the beginning at the left) . . .
>>> x = "Volume Volume Set Set Folder Volume Folder File File Volume"
Modify the replace command by listing a number at the end of the values in parentheses: >>> x = x.replace("Volume","PRODUCTION",3) >>> print(x)
In this example only the first three instances of 'Volume' are replaced.