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how can i check characters using Ereg()

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#1 dharm

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 05:40 PM

Hi, can anyone help!.. im trying to check the characters of a username and password but cant seem to check the whole field, only the first letter. Here is the code
Please tell me where im going wrong..

$UserNameGood = chk_chars($username1);
if ($UserNameGood == true) {
echo "username is good";
}else {
echo "username is bad";
// $PassWordGood = chk_chars($password1);

function chk_chars($inputVar) {

$charsGood = true;
if (!ereg("^[A-Za-z0-9_-]",$inputVar))
$charsGood = false;
return $charsGood;


#2 .josh

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 06:16 PM

what are you trying to check them for?
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#3 dharm

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 06:38 PM

found the problem.. i was missing +$ within (!ereg("^[A-Za-z0-9_-]+$",$inputVar)).. hehe!

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