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un-format a phone number

 
Marie Mazerolle
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Hi,
Phone numbers are displayed in my app as (555) 555-6676. I figured out how to use regular expressions to verify if it's in the correct format, but now I have to save the phone numbers as 5555556676 in the database.
What would be the best way to strip the extra characters from my string? I tried myPhoneString.replace( '(', '' );
but it will not accept empty character literals...
Thanks,
Marie
 
Marie Mazerolle
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oops, I just found out that I can also use regexp to remove the offending characters.
Marie
 
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