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regex for MMMM yyyy

Posted on 2015-02-24
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I need a JavaScript regex for full month name and 4 digit year. So February 2015 would pass but not Feb 2015 or 02/15.
This is what I have. The month part seems to be working but the year is not.
var thedayPattern =/^\b{?:January?|February?|March?|April?|May|June?|July?|August?|September?|October?|November?|December}\s\d{4}$/;
	if(thedayPattern.test(document.getElementById("startDate").value))
	{
		alert("yes");	
		return false;
	}
	else
	{
		alert("no");
		return false;	
	}

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 February 201 is going through as passing, but it should go into the fail since it is not in yyyy format.
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/^(January|February|March|April|May|June|July|August|September|October|November|December)\s\d{4}$/
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by:Gerwin Jansen
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You are returning false twice. The second one should be true if no means that your test was OK. Or the other way around if you prefer.
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by:spectrumcare
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This worked great. Thanks
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