Regex Match all instances of [ab_23] in a string

I am trying to match all instances of [ab_456] where the numbers can be any digits and any amount in a string.

I have almost got it working with


but this is also matching [ddf444] this part of this string and I cant work out why.

As I am trying to match square brackets I am not sure how they are working in my regEx as I was using trial and error to get it working and now have got a bit lost!

>Solution :

So with [] it matches with ANY character inside, you probably want to use () which are for capture groups, but maintain specific order (\[ab_\d+\])

or omit () and just have \[ab_\d+\]

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