File APIs for Java Developers
Manipulate DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF and many others from your application.
The moose likes Java in General and the fly likes need help Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Java » Java in General
Bookmark "need help" Watch "need help" New topic

need help

Anil Kumar Saha
Ranch Hand

Joined: Apr 07, 2004
Posts: 111

I want to delete all the comma(,) and dot(.) from a string. That is if the input is "1,236,4as4.00" I want the output to be "12364as400". Any help will be highly appreciated.


Anil Kumar Saha
SCJP 1.4
Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42965
Something like String.replaceAll("[,\\.]\+", "") should do the trick.
Jesper de Jong
Java Cowboy
Saloon Keeper

Joined: Aug 16, 2005
Posts: 15092

You can use the method String.replaceAll() for this. Note that the argument to the method is a regular expression.

Java Beginners FAQ - JavaRanch SCJP FAQ - The Java Tutorial - Java SE 8 API documentation
Anil Kumar Saha
Ranch Hand

Joined: Apr 07, 2004
Posts: 111
Ulf Dittmer/Jesper Young,

Thanks a lot for your quick help.It is working.
I need to brush up on regular expressions.
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: need help
It's not a secret anymore!