Help with regular expression for a physical address

Posted on 2009-04-28
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I need a regular expression that will validate a physical address. (NOT EMAIL)
So like 222 Memory Lane #320

I want to avoid invalid special characters like ^$!*^= _ % ~ `
But keep these #,&, '   (That is single quuote is acceptable ex. 23 O'malley lane)
Question by:brgdotnet
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Terry Woods earned 300 total points
ID: 24256766
Not sure the flavor of regex you're using, but a PCRE (Perl Compatible Reg Ex) that checks for invalid characters would be something like:

@^[a-z0-9 #,&.']*$@i

eg in php:

$pattern = '@^[a-z0-9 #,&.\']*$@i';
if (preg_match($pattern,$address)) {
  print "Address is valid";

Author Comment

ID: 24256833
I sure do appreciate your help. It did not work for me. I am using ASP.NET . I will repost this message in the asp.net section

Author Closing Comment

ID: 31575762
Thank you for the help. Not quite what I wanted, but thanks

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