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array with regular expression to compare againts a variable

Posted on 2008-06-16
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I need help with a vbScript application I am working on...I want to find the best way I can create an array and used to check if my variable contains any of the elements in the array.

I just want to check if the variable contains any of the following characters:
( ) _   - + ? ¿

 
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by:nds_rahulmistry
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YOU CAN USE FOLLOWING CODE TO CHECK THIS

RAHUL


dim strTmp
dim arr(8)
 
strTmp = "My Name Is (Rahul)"	'YOUR VARIABLE TO BE CHECKED
 
arr(0) = "("
arr(1) = ")"
arr(2) = "_"
arr(3) = " "
arr(4) = "-"
arr(5) = "+"
arr(6) = "?"
arr(7) = "¿"
 
for i=0 to 7
	if instr(1, strTmp, arr(i)) > 0 then
		'VARIABLE CONTAINS THE SPECIAL CHARACTER
		'YOUR CODE TO HANDLE THIS WILL GO HERE
		MsgBox "Found"
		exit for
	else
		'VARIABLE DOES NOT CONTAINS THE SPECIAL CHARACTER
		'YOUR CODE TO HANDLE THIS WILL GO HERE
		'MsgBox "Not Found"
	End If
next

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psychic_zero earned 300 total points
ID: 21800442
Pls try this code:
Dim spchar
 
spchar = Array("(", ")", "_", " ", "-", "+", "?", "")
 
myvar = "abd?"   'your variable
 
For i = 0 To UBound(spchar)
    result = InStr(myvar, spchar(i))
    If result <> 0 Then
        document.write ("Special character found")
        Exit For
    End If
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by:a0k0a7
ID: 21800451
is there's way I can hold all the characters to look for in a single array...

myArray =  {"(", ")", "_", "&nbsp;" }

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by:a0k0a7
ID: 21800453
thx psychic_zero, i will try that one
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by:a0k0a7
ID: 21800620
nds_rahulmistry, psychic_zero... thanks for your help
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