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String validation

Sandeep Lakshmipathy
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Joined: Mar 05, 2002
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Dear Friends,
I wanted to know if there is some way of validating a string that the user has entered. I want to check at runtime if the string entered will not generate compilation errors. I do not want the dynamically generated class of mine which has this string in it to fail during compilation. Is there a method in some standard classes to do this. I am lost. Please help me on this.
Thanks


Sandeep Lakshmipathy
Bosun Bello
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Joined: Nov 06, 2000
Posts: 1506
You want to check at runtime if the string will not generate compile errors??? I don't understand. Heck! If the string generates compile errors, you will not even get to runtime.
It all depends on what you mean by validation. You can check a string for null, spaces, or even check for a specific length. Any good textbook should get you what you need.


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Steve Deadsea
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Joined: Dec 03, 2001
Posts: 125
I like to validate strings using regular expressions. Java 1.4 has them built in or you can get the ORO matcher from java.apache.org.
 
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