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Re: scan for phone numbers

by tstock (Curate)
on Mar 08, 2002 at 04:00 UTC ( #150220=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to scan for phone numbers

To follow up on that, I would come up with the best possible function I could come up with to normalize phone numbers, and start a test script that will test a list of phone numbers. As you feel the need to match weirder formats, edit your function to normalize them, run the test script to see if it still works for all cases and then add it to the application you are doing.

Also if the normalize_phone_number function is placed in a module you can use the module to build your test script.

I think I would start by treating any non alphanumeric character as a separator, and substitute one or more separators by my normalized separator. then start from the right of the string, first separator after the 6 character is local number, next group is regional, and ... darn, forgot extensions. You're on your own :)


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