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Trying to convert this into prototype to format Number into phone number

Posted on 2013-12-27
Last Modified: 2014-01-02
Having problems getting this prototype function to work to format a number into a phone number format.

Number.prototype.toPhone = function () {
    myStr=this.toString().replace(/(\d{3})(\d{3})(\d{4})/, '$1-$2-$3');
    return myStr

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Question by:stargateatlantis
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leakim971 earned 500 total points
ID: 39743109
Test page : http://jsfiddle.net/2pyu6/
Number.prototype.toPhone = function () {
    myStr = this.toString().replace(/(\d{3})(\d{3})(\d{4})/, '$1-$2-$3');
    return myStr

var n = 1234567890;
var phone = new Number(n).toPhone();

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Author Comment

ID: 39743383
So how come you can't execute it like this

var myNumber=1111111111;

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Expert Comment

ID: 39743435
Add parentheses :
var myNumber=1111111111;


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