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Edit Validate rule does not work for specific regular expression

SA-92150

Summary



When using the below expression to validate an email address, the Edit Validate rule does not work.

^(([^<>()\[\]\\.,;:\[email protected]"]+(\.[^<>()\[\]\\.,;:\[email protected]"]+)*)|(".+"))@((\[[0-9]{1,3}\.[0-9]{1,3}\.[0-9]{1,3}\.[0-9]{1,3}])|(([a-zA-Z\-0-9]+\.)+[a-zA-Z]{2,}))$ 


Error Messages



Not Applicable


Steps to Reproduce



Create an Edit Validate rule on a property. Verify the validation for the below expression.

^(([^<>()\[\]\\.,;:\[email protected]"]+(\.[^<>()\[\]\\.,;:\[email protected]"]+)*)|(".+"))@((\[[0-9]{1,3}\.[0-9]{1,3}\.[0-9]{1,3}\.[0-9]{1,3}])|(([a-zA-Z\-0-9]+\.)+[a-zA-Z]{2,}))$


Root Cause



An issue in the custom application code or rules.
The Edit Validate rule logic was configured incorrectly.



Resolution



Perform the following local-change:

Configure the Edit Validate rule as below.


String regex = "^(([^<>()\\[\\]\\\\.,;:\\[email protected]\"]+(\\.[^<>()\\[\\]\\\\.,;:\\[email protected]\"]+)*)|(\".+\"))@((\\[[0-9]{1,3}\\.[0-9]{1,3}\\.[0-9]{1,3}\\.[0-9]{1,3}])|(([a-zA-Z\\-0-9]+\\.)+[a-zA-Z]{2,}))$";
String email = theValue ;
java.util.regex.Pattern p = java.util.regex.Pattern.compile(regex);
        java.util.regex.Matcher m = p.matcher(email); 
return m.matches();

Published October 8, 2020

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