On 12/31/2010 11:10 AM, a...@ashleysheridan.co.uk wrote:
Erm, you say regex is overkill, then use one in your example!
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Date: Fri, Dec 31, 2010 15:53
Subject: [PHP] Re: Regex for telephone numbers
On 12/29/2010 7:12 PM, Ethan Rosenberg wrote:
Dear List -
Thank you for all your help in the past.
Here is another one....
I would like to have a regex which would validate that a telephone number is
in the format xxx-xxx-xxxx.
MySQL 5.1 PHP 5 Linux [Debian (sid)]
Regex is over-kill.
$phoneNum = preg_replace("%\D%", '', $phoneNum);//Remove everything except
$phoneNum = ltrim($phoneNum,'1');//Remove leading 1s
if(strlen($phoneValue) != 10)
throw new Exception("Phone number must be 10 digits, without leading a 1. Check
your entry carefull");
Save and use the resultant $phoneNum; It is all that needs to be saved and used.
Dashes, spaces and () are superfluous. Only the 10 digits are required for his
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