Find-Replace does not work for Reference Designators

Hi, can someone confirm that the Replace matches in reference designators are not working?
I cannot replace them here on my project.

Kicad find them, but I cannot replace them
I am looking for C3 (to find all Capacitors starting from C3 like C301, C302, C303…)
I want to replace them by C201, C202, C203…


Application: KiCad Schematic Editor

Version: 6.0.6-3a73a75311~116~ubuntu22.04.1, release build

	wxWidgets 3.0.5
	libcurl/7.81.0 OpenSSL/3.0.2 zlib/1.2.11 brotli/1.0.9 zstd/1.4.8 libidn2/2.3.2 libpsl/0.21.0 (+libidn2/2.3.2) libssh/0.9.6/openssl/zlib nghttp2/1.43.0 librtmp/2.3 OpenLDAP/2.5.12

Platform: Linux 5.15.0-40-generic x86_64, 64 bit, Little endian, wxGTK, ubuntu, x11

Build Info:
	Date: Jun 20 2022 15:50:05
	wxWidgets: 3.0.5 (wchar_t,wx containers,compatible with 2.8) GTK+ 3.24
	Boost: 1.74.0
	OCC: 7.5.2
	Curl: 7.83.1
	ngspice: 36
	Compiler: GCC 11.2.0 with C++ ABI 1016

Build settings:

I can find my R10, but can not replace it.


However, it does work when I turn off those other two check boxes.


Alternatively, it’s just as quick (or quicker) to just use find ( [Ctrl +f]), then depress [Esc] to get out of the find dialog and press e to edit the text found.

Bug then, right? And it is good that you are not trying to replace a substring of the RefDes, but the whole thing…

Yeh, the edition part is pretty quick since Kicad has this set of shortcuts that are awesome. Now, having the replace function working would be better!

Anyways. I am almost done. But there are a few components that are still complaining. There might be something else hidden in my issue.

It looks like it’s a bug, but if you want to report it you’d first have to check if it’s already fixed in the nightlies.

I can’t remember fixing anything in that area, but JP is active there too – so he might have done something. My bet, though, would be that it’s still a bug in 6.99…

Should I file a bug report @JeffYoung ?

Yes, please do. My laptop recently died and I’m now on an M1 (where our builds are a bit troubled), so it may be a while before I can look at it.

Cool, no problem, I am going to do that.

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