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How to check if my form field contains a hyphen when the form field is not empty or null?

Posted on 2013-06-14
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Experts,

I've been toiling over this seemingly simple concept for too long.

Can anyone help me modify my code below so that it does the following:

1) Checks the value of "alt_user"
2) If "alt_user" is empty or null, do nothing
2) If the value of "alt_user" is not empty or null then, check to see if the value of "alt_user" contains a "-".

I am trying to ensure that all entries submitted that are not empty or null have a hyphen.

Cheers in advance!

	echo'
	<script>
		function validateForm1()
		{
			var x=document.forms["step1"]["alt_user"].value;
			if (!x==null || !x==""){
				if(x.indexOf(\'-\') === -1){
				  alert("Please select a valid name for Alternate User 1.");
				  return false;
				}
			}
		}
	</script>';

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Question by:evibesmusic
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Dave Baldwin earned 2000 total points
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Try this.
	echo '<script>
		function validateForm1()
		{
			var x=document.forms["step1"]["alt_user"].value;
			if (x != null && x != ""){
				if(x.indexOf("-") === -1){
				  alert("Please select a valid name for Alternate User 1.");
				  return false;
				}
			}
		}
	</script>';

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by:evibesmusic
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Perfect! Thank you Dave!
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by:Dave Baldwin
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You're welcome, thanks for the points.
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