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troubleshooting Question

Extracting the Item ID from an eBay url using javascript

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I need to extract -- using Javascript -- the Item ID value from an ebay URL that has the following format:


(The item ID value is boldfaced in the url above)

How would I write a regular expression to extract that value and assign it to a variable?

I have the following, but it doesn't seem to be working:

itemid = ebayUrl.replace(/QQitemZ(\d+?)QQ/, '$1');

Please advise.

- Yvan