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how to extract numbers from string using Javascript?

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how to extract numbers from string using Javascript?
Test cases below:
string s = 1AA11111
string s1= 2111CA2

string s result  = 111111
string s1 result = 211112

My code below is not working:
var j = 0;
var startPlateNums = "";
while (j <= iStartLength && !isNaN(iStartNumber.substring(j, j + 1)))
 {
          startPlateNums = startPlateNums + iStartNumber.substring(j, j + 1);
           j++;
 }
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Question by:Meinhoonaa
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Dontmilkthis earned 2000 total points
ID: 39649608
So here's a quick function I made that extracts the numbers.

main difference is the while loop you had, was breaking out as soon as it hit a number, ie the first character in your test strings. so it was never executing the code in the loop.




function getNumbers(string)
{
      var iStartLength = string.length;
      var startPlateNums = "";
      var j = 0;
      var startPlateNums = "";
      while (j <= iStartLength)
       {
             if(!isNaN(string.charAt(j)))
             {
                startPlateNums = startPlateNums + string.charAt(j);
          }
                 j++;
       }
       return startPlateNums;
}


or a bit cleaner with a for loop

function getNumbers(string)
{
      var startPlateNums = "";
      for (var j=0; j <= string.length; j++)
       {
             if(!isNaN(string.charAt(j)))
             {
                startPlateNums = startPlateNums + string.charAt(j);
          }
       }
       return startPlateNums;
}
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by:Rainer Jeschor
ID: 39649722
Hi,
or this simple regular expression:
function ExtractNumbers(stringToBeProcessed) {
    return stringToBeProcessed.replace(/\D/g, '');

}

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Sample:
http://jsfiddle.net/EE_RainerJ/3FyXJ/

HTH
Rainer
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