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I have some SQL code in the following style:

"CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS test ( \n\
\  id INTEGER PRIMARY KEY, \n\
\  symbol TEXT NOT NULL, \n\
\  date TEXT NOT NULL, \n\
\  val DECIMAL(10, 2) NOT NULL, \n\
\"

I'd like the datatypes to be aligned. In other words:

"CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS test ( \n\
\  id     INTEGER PRIMARY KEY, \n\
\  symbol TEXT NOT NULL, \n\
\  date   TEXT NOT NULL, \n\
\  val    DECIMAL(10, 2) NOT NULL, \n\
\"

I thought using align-regexp with the pattern [A-Z]+ would work, but it does not. Using C-u M-x align-regexp with \(\s-*\)[A-Z]+ doesn't work either. Instead, it replaces the two spaces before the column names with a single space. I do not understand why this is.

So, my questions:

  1. Why doesn't align-regexp with [A-Z]+ work? Searching based on the same pattern correctly identifies the text.

  2. What is the right regexp that would get this alignment?

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Becase align-regexp is, by default, case-insensitive. Evaluate (setq case-fold-search nil) before align-regexp.

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