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I want to validate MySQL dates with PERL. I want to make sure that 2 digit numbers are used for Month and Day and that Month can't go beyond 12 and Day can't go beyond 31. If possible I would like to throw in a High and Low Year wildcard. The following code simply checks for digits but doesn't force 2 digit Day and Year and doesn't have a limiter (12 and 31). I am not concerned with validating an acutal date (i.e. Leap Year or bad dates like Nov 31) but that would be a plus.

I know there is a  MySQL-DateFormat module on CPAN but I would rather not load a module if the same can be accomplished with a few lines of code.


if ($val_elem !~ /^\d{4}\-\d{1,2}\-\d{1,2}$/) {
else {
Kim Ryan
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