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Regular Expression Details

Title Test Find Pattern Title
Expression
^[A-Za-z]{1,2}[\d]{1,2}([A-Za-z])?\s?[\d][A-Za-z]{2}$
Description
UK Postal Codes - The code is normally written in capital letters with a space between the outer and inner parts; it is understandable if the space is omitted. This regular expression validates upper or lower case with or without the space:
Matches
CF1 2AA | cf564fg
Non-Matches
a1234d | A12 77Y
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Source Created by John Dyke
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Title: Postcode format
Name: Grahame
Date: 11/12/2005 7:45:01 AM
Comment:
UK postal code have excluded char's in given positions; for example: - FORMAT EXAMPLE AN NAA M1 1AA ANN NAA M60 1NW AAN NAA CR2 6XH AANN NAA DN55 1PT ANA NAA W1A 1HQ AANA NAA EC1A 1BB Please note the following:- The letters Q, V and X are not used in the first position The letters I,J and Z are not used in the second position. The only letters to appear in the third position are A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, K, S, T, U and W. The second half of the postcode is always consistent numeric, alpha, alpha format and the letters C, I, K, M, O and V are never used.


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