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Credit Card Regex Java Validator

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In Java, credit card validation is a key functionality in financial software and e-commerce applications. Java's java.util.regex package can be used for regex-based validation of credit card numbers.

What is Credit Card Regex?

Java regex for credit card numbers includes patterns specific to each card issuer.

The Credit Card Regex Pattern

  • Pattern for Visa:

  • This pattern matches Visa cards, which start with 4 and are 13 or 16 digits long.

How to Validate Credit Cards in Java?

To validate credit card numbers in Java:

import java.util.regex.*;

public class CreditCardValidator {
    public static boolean isValidVisaCard(String cardNumber) {
        String regex = "^(?:4[0-9]{12}(?:[0-9]{3})?)$";
        Pattern pattern = Pattern.compile(regex);
        Matcher matcher = pattern.matcher(cardNumber);
        return matcher.matches();

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        String cardNumber = "4111111111111111";
        System.out.println("Is Visa card valid? " + isValidVisaCard(cardNumber));

Uses of Credit Card Regex Validation

  1. Transaction Processing: Validating credit card numbers in payment processing systems.

  2. Data Validation: Ensuring credit card number integrity in user databases and CRM systems.

What next?

Java’s regex utility offers a robust solution for credit card number validation in financial applications. Akto's regex validator is an excellent tool for extending this validation to cover a wide range of credit card formats and issuers.

Frequently asked questions

Why is credit card validation important in financial software and e-commerce applications?

What is the purpose of the credit card regex pattern for Visa cards?

Can the Java regex utility be used to validate credit cards other than Visa?

Apart from transaction processing, where else can credit card regex validation be useful?

Is there a tool available to extend credit card validation to cover various formats and issuers?

Credit Card Regex Java Validator



Credit Card Regex Java Validator