Jess Jess - 1 year ago 143
Groovy Question

Capitalize first letter of words in a string

I'm having trouble figuring out how to transform a string into camel case in groovy. Say I start out with a string that looks like "1-800 FOO.BAR". Ultimately, I want this to turn into "1800FooDotBar". I've been able to get 1800FOODotBar by doing the following:

String str = "1-800 FOO.BAR"
String tempStr = str.replaceAll(/(?i)\.com/, "DotCom")
String newStr = tempStr.replaceAll(/\\W/, "")

I'm just not sure how to get rid of those capital letters in the middle. I've come across some information about a capitalize() method that should be able to help, but I'm just not familiar enough with Groovy to know how to use it. I think I need to split the string into individual strings for each word and then capitalize the first letter of each of those strings, but then how do I build the end result back up? I know that similar questions have been asked, but I'm just not seeing how to take that information and make complete Groovy code from it. Thanks in advance!

Answer Source

Very roughly:

String str = "1-800 FOO.BAR"
println str.replaceAll(/\./, " Dot ").split(/[^\w]/).collect { it.toLowerCase().capitalize() }.join("")
=> 1800FooDotBar