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RegEx Client Validation WA Validation Toolkit

Thread began 9/15/2009 8:32 pm by BeDigital94844 | Last modified 9/17/2009 1:55 pm by Jason Byrnes | 3296 views | 4 replies |

BeDigital94844Beta Tester

RegEx Client Validation WA Validation Toolkit

I am having a problem with validating a field (shipping address) on the checkout form page.
I am trying to block PO Box addresses when shipping via FedEx
the Regular Expression is as follows:

WAValidateRX(document.ecart_checkout_form.shipping_street1,'text','\\b[P|p]*(OST|ost)*\\.*\\s*[O|o|0]*(ffice|FFICE)*\\.*\\s*[B|b][O|o|0][X|x]\\b','- No PO Box delivery',document.ecart_checkout_form.shipping_street1,0,true);


any help would be grand- thank you.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

try using this for your regular expression;
\s/[^((p\.o\.|po|post office|postoffice)\s*(box))]\s/i

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BeDigital94844Beta Tester

RegEx Client Validation WA Validation Toolkit

Thank you Jason.

I'm using - WAVT version 2.3.5
PHP version 5.2.10
Dreamweaver CS3

I've tried a number of regex- but not the one you sent- which I appreciate, and will let you know how it works.

Thanks again!

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BeDigital94844Beta Tester

RegEx Client Validation WA Validation Toolkit

Jason-

Thank you-

that worked perfectly, I see what is slightly different or what I missed.
I did not wrap the regex code between \s/ and \s/i

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

glad to hear it.


You where also missing the "^" character. your validation would only have worked for entering PO Box 123or some such, not prevent it. adding the in regular expresion[^] means "not" so my regular expression is looking for "not PO Box 123".

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