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Need help with regular expression

if ( $report_id = ~ /^\d+$/ )

can anyone tell me what "~ /^\d+$/ " expects and returns true.
Thanks in advance
Sep 19 '06 #1
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if ( $report_id = ~ /^\d+$/ )

can anyone tell me what "~ /^\d+$/ " expects and returns true.
Thanks in advance
If $report_id contains one or more digits (\d+) from beginning(^) to end ($)

This will report true if your $report_id is only numerical values from beginning to end (numerical values being 0 through 9)

Fals if it is anything else (ie there is any whitespace, alpha, or special characters)

So 3207283469028 is valid, but 280720a2037 is not

Hope that helps
Sep 20 '06 #2

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