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Allow only 1 period character "." per entry using regex

Posted on 2008-06-16
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I have a page where users can upload images, i need a simple regular expression to validate that there is only one period character "." in the filename i.e. "Image.jpg" and not "Image.jpg.jpg" All other characters are allowed.

Using ASP VB
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by:jml948
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I don't think you need to use regex to accomplish this but could do the following:
FileStr = "Mr. John Smith"
 
Set up the array to hold the results with
 
Dim FileArray
 
then do the split, using a period as the split indicator
 
FileArray = Split(FileStr, ".")
 
if(Ubound(FileArray) > 1){
  //found more than one period code here
}else{
  //found only one period code here
}

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^[^.]*[.][^.]*$
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by:ticallian
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Thanks for the swift response, works fine!
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