[SOLVED] Help with perl regexp for mobile phone number

9 months 3 weeks ago - 9 months 2 weeks ago #304137 by paxx
I'm trying to validate a mobile phone number in the following forms with a regexp (the field is a textfield):
012-345 67 89 or 0123-45 67 89

Iv'e search internet (googled) and had a lot of result but none that worked for me.
Iv'e searched this forum but with no luck in the two ways.

My experience with regexp (and coding) is 0 so it took some hevily reading before I finally came up with this:
/^\d{3}-\d{3} \d{2} \d{2}$/

And this validated the first mobile number (great) but not the second one.
So I change the code to this:
/^\d{3,4}-\d{2,3} \d{2} \d{2}$/

So I'm getting closer, now this validates the first mobile number and the second mobile number unfortunatly it also validates a mobile phone number as correct in the followig way:
012-34 56 78 (which is wrong) and also 0123-456 78 90 (which is also wrong).

How should a change the above regexp so that it only validates in my two cases?
Is there anyone that please could help me out with this.


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9 months 2 weeks ago #304144 by krileon
Sorry, we do not provide custom coding assistance. This includes custom REGEXP. At most we can provide simple examples. Recommend checking out some REGEXP resources below.


As you're trying to validate 2 completely different formats I recommend just using an OR (in REGEX you'd use a | for OR case) case in your REGEXP to handle both. Example as follows based off the REGEX you supplied.

/^((\d{3}-\d{3} \d{2} \d{2})|(\d{3}-\d{3} \d{2} \d{2}))$/

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9 months 2 weeks ago #304160 by paxx
Thanks a lot for pointing out the operator "OR" did not know that there was any like this.

Redone the regexp and it works perfectly well now..

Thank you so much.

And for others the full regexp looks like this
/^((\d{3}-\d{3} \d{2} \d{2})|(\d{4}-\d{2} \d{2} \d{2}))$/
This would validate a phone number in one of either format:


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