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Re: Simple Regex

by jwest (Friar)
on Apr 08, 2002 at 17:19 UTC ( #157488=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Simple Regex

One way to do it is to eliminate all of your problem characters first. This way, you won't have to think through a more complex RE:
s/\D//g; /(\d{10})(\d*)/;

Of course, this assumes that all phone numbers have the correct numbers in all the right places (three digit area code, seven digit number, and possibly an extension). It'll probably be right for a good number of rows, but the only way to be sure is to eyeball the output and compare it.

Hope this helps!


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Re: Re: Simple Regex
by tjh (Curate) on Apr 08, 2002 at 17:32 UTC
    And then there are the local versions of non-U.S. numbers, and the long distance versions of dialing them... Unless the application is itself going to be involved in dialing, it may be permissible to leave them as is, and suggest database users to edit/correct the fields on subsequent viewings on the fly.

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