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I need help generating a Regex to test the following (I admit I am no good at this):
Up to 5 digits, and an optional 6th Alpha Only character.  So the pattern would be:
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01
012
0123
01234
01234A

I started with /^\d{1,5}[a-zA-Z]?/ but this allows a letter in the middle, not just as the 6th character.
This will be tested using the System.Text.RegularExpressions.Regex .IsMatch method in a C# class as the characters are being typed (think a specialized input mask).

Thanks for any help!
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You need an alternation:
^\d{1,4}$|^\d{5}[a-zA-z]?$

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HTH,
Dan
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Works like a champ!
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Glad I could help.
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