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Hey experts,

 Is there any java built-in method similar to VB's IsNumeric method; I need a methd that checks if a string variable is an integer or no. I know I can do it by trying to instantiate a new object of class Integer, and an exception would occur if it's not an integer, but I am trying to see if there is a better way.....any help??
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by:CEHJ
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Long.parseLong(x)

will throw an Exception if not a number
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by:mte01
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>>CEHJ

I am trying to see something better than having to check for an exception....the Integer.getInteger method seems good enough....
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by:RoyalNepal
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No...there is no such built in function in java...

Two ways:

1)Throws an exception if its not a number..
2) write a function...

//Here is the code for that.....

private static final boolean isNumeric(final String s) {
  final char[] numbers = s.toCharArray();
  for (int x = 0; x < numbers.length; x++) {      
    final char c = numbers[x];
    if ((c >= '0') && (c <= '9')) continue;
    return false; // invalid
  }
  return true; // valid
}

Cheers.

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An exception-free method would be

if (s.matches("\\d+"))
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by:mte01
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>>CEHJ

Great..that'll do the trick...thanks for your help!
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by:CEHJ
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:-)
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by:ksivananth
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i think it should be ^\\d+, simply \\d going to return true if there is a number
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by:CEHJ
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>>simply \\d going to return true if there is a number

No. Returns true if *only* a number
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by:ksivananth
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agree

confused with find method
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