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What is the pattern to match only numbers
ie;
a$ = "Yes" if(b$ contains only numbers);
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if ( $b =~ m/^[0-9]*$/g  )
 {$a='yes';}else {$b='no';}

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$a = 'Yes' if $b =~ m/^\d*$/g;

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Actually, that will treat an empty string as a number. If you don't want that, simply replace * with +.

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Furthermore, what it the number is

7.0e6

There's a FMTYEWTK about this on the perl.com site. I generallly do

sub IsNumber {
    local($^W) = 0;
    my($a) = shift;
    return 0 if !defined($a);
    $a = s/^\s+|\s+$//;
    return 0 if $a eq '';
    return $a == $a + 0;
}

    return $a == $a + 0;

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>> FMTYEWTK
What would that be in plain english?

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Also thanks to b2pi and martinag
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