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What is the Regular Expression for all UPPERCASE letters on forms?

asked on May 19, 2014

i tried using [A-Z]+ it'll work on a single word ex:  BRENTWOOD but if i put in BRENTWOOD MS its incorrect.  any ideas???

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replied on May 19, 2014

If you want the regular expression to match multiple words, you'll also need to include the space in between the words as an allowed character: [A-Z ]+

 

If you want to allow any whitespace character (e.g., tab or newline), not just spaces, you add \s to the allow characters: [A-Z\s]+

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replied on August 24, 2016 Show version history

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replied on May 19, 2014

That regex will match upper case letters, but it doesn't match whitespace (space, tabs, line breaks, etc). Try [A-Z\s]+ and see if that works in your particular case. The \s tells it to look for white space characters.

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replied on May 19, 2014

[A-Z\s]+ worked.  thanks you guys!

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replied on May 19, 2014

regular expressions cant be used on number fields?

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replied on May 19, 2014

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