At 09:27 AM 12/31/2010, a...@ashleysheridan.co.uk wrote:
Sorry for top-post, on phone.
What about mobile phone numbers (cell phones you call them in the
US) do they conform to the same format? I know there have been times
myself when I've been without a landline number leaving me with only
my mobile as a means of contact.
----- Reply message -----
From: "Ethan Rosenberg" <eth...@earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, Dec 31, 2010 14:03
Subject: [PHP] Regex for telephone numbers
To: "Nathan Rixham" <nrix...@gmail.com>
Cc: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
At 07:11 AM 12/31/2010, Nathan Rixham wrote:
>Ethan Rosenberg wrote:
>>FYI [to all the list] -- I thank all for their input. I only
>>needed US phones, and I am forcing the user of the form to conform
>>to xxx-xxx-xxxx as the input format.
>out of interest, why are you forcing you're users to conform to that
>input format? you could simply strip all non-numeric chars then
>format how you like to save, thus giving users a looser, more
This expression will be used to search a database which will contain
patient data resulting from medical research. At the initial visit a
medical record number will be assigned to the patient. Other
information will be collected at that point; eg, the telephone
number. At subsequent visits, the patient will be referenced by
his/hers medical record number. If the patient either forgot their
clinic card, or cannot remember their medical record number, a search
will be performed. One of the many parameters that can be used in
the search is the phone number. It is easier if all the data has a
fixed format. The form for the initial visit will use a regex that
will validate the phone number. As the research will be performed in
the US, only US numbers have to be validated.
Hope this helps.
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In contrast to some non-US phone numbers, all the numbers here [cell
and landline] have the same format.
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