CLEAN TXT STRING FOR SQL DB

Hi Experts,

I need a quick function to clean up all non text/numeric characters from a text string.

i.e. str = "1234dghfery"£$%^&*(''|\\"

Becomes

str = "1234dghfery"



Thanks,




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hongjunCommented:
Try this

<%
Function getAlphaNumeric(str)
    Dim regex
    Dim matches

    Set regex = New RegExp
    regex.Global = True
    regex.Pattern = "[^0-9a-zA-Z.]"
    Set matches = regex.Execute(str)
     
    getAlphaNumeric = regex.Replace(str, "")
End Function

Dim str

str = "1234dghfery""£$%^&*(''|\\"
str = getAlphaNumeric(str)
Response.Write str
%>
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esw074Commented:
A regular expression is the best way to handle this.      

        Dim regEx
      Set regEx = New RegExp
      regEx.Global = true
      regEx.Pattern = "[^0-9_a-z A-Z]"


Use like:  cleanedstr = regex.replace(str, "")
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esw074Commented:
Ah, just a second apart - hongjun and I posted basically the same thing.
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kevp75Commented:
do something like this

<%
Function noSpecChar(hmm)
      Dim regEx
      Set regEx = New RegExp
      regEx.Global = true
      regEx.Pattern = "[^0-9a-z A-Z]"
      noSpecChar = regEx.Replace(hmm,"")
End Function
response.write noSpecChar("AKJHgkjhakhskUYIy87687$%&^%*^*")
%>
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kevp75Commented:
rats.........same here   LOL
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esw074Commented:
LOL well, at least we have consensus.
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kevp75Commented:
:-)
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kevp75Commented:
honestly now.
the 3 of us came up with the same exact answer.

I think you should split the points at least between hongjun and esw074, as they were 1st to answer it
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