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SWIFT Valid Chars

Discussion in 'Programming' started by datropics, Feb 19, 2007.

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    These are the valid characters of SWIFT: " a-zA-Z0-9,.:'\+\(\)\?'\-/" (exclude the double quotes - just wanted to show the space).

    How do I construct a regular expression to remove all OTHER text except the above from a string. I'm using ColdFusion but I don't think this is a cold fusion question it is more a reg-ex question (of which I am quite green).

    This is what I have for my search string !([ a-zA-Z0-9,.:'\+\(\)\?'\-/]). I'm trying to figure what I am doing wrong.
    SEMrush
    This is what I have:
    <cfset Valids = "!([ a-zA-Z0-9,.:'\+\(\)\?'\-/])">
    <cfset CleanString = ReReplace(Arguments.DirtyString,Valids,"","ALL")>

    What "I THINK" I am saying is replace all characters that are not in the list of Valid Chars with an empty string. Any help would be appreciated.



    Thanks!!
     
    datropics, Feb 19, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
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    nico_swd Prominent Member

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    Try
    
    [^\sa-zA-Z0-9,\.:'\+\(\)\?'\-/]
    
    Code (markup):
    Note the ^ at the beginning.
     
    nico_swd, Feb 19, 2007 IP
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    datropics Peon

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    Excellent - thanks!

    PS: I've been working on that for 9 days now - lol. Have any resources that I can go to that teaches reg-ex????

    Thanks again!!!
     
    datropics, Feb 19, 2007 IP
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    By the way, I don't know if the expressions change in CF, but in PHP you have to escape the dot, cause it stands for any character. I added the escape slash. Remove it if it needs to be removed in CF...
     
    nico_swd, Feb 19, 2007 IP
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    Works like a champ! - thanks man!
     
    datropics, Feb 19, 2007 IP
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    no the links you gave were great - thanks man!
     
    datropics, Feb 21, 2007 IP