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I have rarely used regex for more than very basic pattern matching.  Right now I am trying to verify drivers liscence numbers for each state.  

My problem is how do I check for 7 "^[\d]{7}$" or 9 "^[\d]{9}$" digits?  8 must fail.

"^[\d]{7,9}$"  Allows for 8 digits, which is unacceptable

Thanks


1234567 == true;
12345678 == false;
123456789 == true;
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i think I figured it out,

^[\d]{7}([\d]{2})?$  Seems to work

Any reason it wouldn't?
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