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Validating isbn

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This option can be used to attach arbitrary domain-specific data to a constraint.

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Three regex solutions follow that allow you to match ISBN-10s and ISBN-13s, either exclusively or together. $var subject = Element By Id("isbn").value; // Checks for ISBN-10 or ISBN-13 format var regex = /^(? It’s included here merely to demonstrate an interesting use of regular expressions:^ (? Custom Active Record Validation for International Standard Book Number (ISBN) fields. Will guarantee that validated fields contain valid ISBNs.Default behaviour is to allow either ISBN-10 or ISBN-13, but this can be altered by specifying the :with option as shown in the example below.You want to allow a leading “ISBN” identifier, and ISBN parts can optionally be separated by hyphens or spaces. :[0-9] [-\ ])) # Require 3 separators [-\ 0-9X]$ # out of 13 characters total.

All of the following are examples of valid input: You cannot validate an ISBN using a regex alone, because the last digit is computed using a checksum algorithm. = # Basic format pre-checks (lookahead): [0-9X]$ # Require 10 digits/Xs (no separators).

Here is the code: So yes - you are making life hard for yourself and your user - here is a simpler implementation where the user can enter the ISBN in one fell swoop.

I factored out some things into functions to make things a little cleaner In the main loop, the user will be repeatedly prompted for an ISBN until they enter a valid one def verify_check(isbn_str): last = isbn_str[-1] # Last character if last == 'X': check = 10 else: check = int(last) # This part was fine in your original: adder = 0 for count in range(9): adder = int(isbn_str[count]) * (10 - count) if adder % 11 !

So, my task is to validate the user's input for each of the ISBN 10 digits that they input.

I need to make sure that 1) the user input isn't blank, 2) the user input is only an integer (which I've done), and 3) that they only enter ONE digit.

= check: raise Value Error("Checksum failed") def verify_isbn10(isbn_str): if len(isbn_str) !