Javascript remove square brackets from a string.

I am working with a string that may contain 1+ combinations of open "[" and close "]" brackets.
I need to remove those brackets and any remaining spaces from the string.

For example, I may receive this:

[br549   ] [001] [fkrig  009] [      ] [ 01 ]

I need to transform it to the following in order to work with it:

br549001fkrig00901.

How can I do this using Javascript, jQuery and/or regex?

Thanks.
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leakim971PluritechnicianCommented:
Hello JeffDrummond,

Try (regex) :


var mynewstring = "[br549   ] [001] [fkrig  009] [      ] [ 01 ] ".replace(/\s|\[|\]/g,"");

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leakim971PluritechnicianCommented:
Work fine :


<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title>Untitled Document</title>
</head>
<body>
<script>
var mynewstring = "[br549   ] [001] [fkrig  009] [      ] [ 01 ] ".replace(/\s|\[|\]/g,"");
alert(mynewstring);
</script>
</body>
</html>

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hieloCommented:
assuming your string is in variable str, try:

str = str.replace(/((\[\s*)|(\s*\]))/g,"")
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JeffDrummondAuthor Commented:
Thanks leakm971 and hielo:

Your solutions are very helpful for the first part of this task.

The string I am working with is a mask.
First I needed to remove the "[ ]" characters and check what remained to validate
that a value was entered.  Your code does that.

Second, I need to remove the "[ ]" characters and preserve the spacing between
any entered characters.  I didn't mention it before, but spaces in the mask have a "."
placeholder.

So using my first example, I may receive this:
[br549...] [001] [.fkrig..009] [.....] [.01.]

And I need to save this:

br549   001 fkrig  009      01

as a string.

Can this be done?

Thanks!
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hieloCommented:
on my example, just get rid of the \s*:

str = str.replace(/((\[)|(\]))/g,"")
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