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Regular expression for numeric copy

Kishore Dandu
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If i have a string with both numeric and alpha characters, how do i copy only the numeric values in to a new string from original(using regex)?

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Ove Lindström
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Joined: Mar 10, 2008
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That would be (\d+)[\i] or [i]"(\\d+)" as a Java-string.

If I give it the string "abc123def456ghi", I get 123 in group 0 and 456 in group 1.

You can test your regexp online at
Piet Verdriet
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Joined: Feb 25, 2006
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The easiest way would be to replace all non-digits from the original String:

[ September 04, 2008: Message edited by: Piet Verdriet ]
I agree. Here's the link:
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