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Positive number match with regular expression in java

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Hi There,

I am trying to match ONLY positive number of type Double with a regular expression in Java.

any clues?

Thanks.
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Try matching the following:
	final String NO_NEG = "(?<!-)\\d*\\.\\d+";

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by:theartha
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@CEHJ:

How to compare that NO_NEG string with my input value.?

i.e
Pattern pattern = Pattern.compile(NO_NEG);
Matcher matcher1 = pattern.matcher(amount);  
matcher1.matches()== true{
//do something
}

Error: The method matcher(CharSequence) in the type Pattern is not applicable for the arguments
 (Double)
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Simply
boolean ok = amount.matches(NO_NEG);

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:-)
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