Regular Expression for Address field...

I need a regular expression to validate my address field, the condns are...
1. Address field must not start with and empty space (also should not be empty)
2. Address field can contain any alpha numeric characters (Only Capital Letters) and any kind of symbols and it should start with one of the Alphanumeric charcters
3. It can contain any number of spaces in between the words (just like a sentence...)
4. It shud not exceed 200 char.

Thank You,
Steve
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steve_mick972Asked:
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ZvonkoConnect With a Mentor Systems architectCommented:
This is what you put into "Regular Expression Tester" form's Regexp field:      
 
^[A-Z0-9][A-Z0-9\%\&\.\ ]+$


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0h4crying0utloudCommented:

This should work:

<body>

  <input type="text" onblur="checkIt(this.value)">

</body>

<script>

function checkIt(testStr) {
  if( !(testStr.length < 200 && testStr.match(/^[a-zA-Z0-9]/))) {
        alert(" not OK");
      }
      else {
        alert("OK");
      }
}

</script>
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0h4crying0utloudCommented:
Whoops I missed the caps condition...

ths is a user friendly way of doing it:

<body>

  <input type="text" onblur="this.value=this.value.toUpperCase(); checkIt(this.value);">

</body>

<script>

function checkIt(testStr) {
  if( !(testStr.length < 200 && testStr.match(/^[a-zA-Z0-9]/))) {
        alert(" not OK");
      }
      else {
        alert("OK");
      }
}

</script>
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steve_mick972Author Commented:
It is not working...
Its not matching any proper address...
I tried:
123 ADFOME DSDFD
DFDSFEG SDFSDLKL & SDFJDLSF
SDFGF%SDF 34343 & SDFDSF
the above strings should result in success...

Stings I dont want:
 DFDSFEFS SDFDSF (space as first char)
""(empty string)
etc.

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ZvonkoSystems architectCommented:
Here my proposal:



<input type=text name="Address" maxLength="200" onBlur="checkAddr(this)">
<script>
function checkAddr(theField){
  if(!theField.value.match(/^[A-Z0-9][A-Z0-9\%\&\.\ ]+$/)){
    alert("Enter Address.");
    theField.select();
    theField.focus();
    return false;
  }
}
</script>


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steve_mick972Author Commented:
OK, I donno what is happening, Im testing that regular expression using online tool located at:
http://www.regular-expressions.info/javascriptexample.html
but for some reason Zvonko's test string is also does not result valid addresses...

Could you please tell me whether am I doing anything wroing or I am not supposed to check this reg. expr. there???

Thank You,
Steve
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ZvonkoSystems architectCommented:
Do you remove the first and the last forward slash?
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