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Regular Expression - Documentation

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Validating credit card numbers using regular expressions is crucial in financial applications to ensure data integrity and security. The regex pattern for credit card validation varies depending on the card type but generally follows industry standards. A common pattern might be ^(?:4[0-9]{12}(?:[0-9]{3})?)$ for Visa cards, matching the standard format.

Credit Card Number Regex

Credit card numbers have specific formats and lengths depending on the card issuer.

The Credit Card Number Regex Pattern

A Visa card number, for example, can be validated with:

  • This pattern checks for the starting digit (4 for Visa), followed by 12 or 15 additional digits.

How to Validate Credit Card Numbers Using Regex in Go?

Validating credit card numbers in Go with regex:

  1. Define the regex pattern for the specific type of credit card.

  2. Compile the regex using the regexp package in Go.

  3. Validate the credit card number with the compiled regex.

package main

import (

func isValidCreditCard(number string) bool {
    // Define the regex pattern for a Visa card
    var cardRegex = regexp.MustCompile(`^(?:4[0-9]{12}(?:[0-9]{3})?)$`)
    return cardRegex.MatchString(number)

func main() {
    testCard := "4111111111111111"
    fmt.Printf("Is '%s' a valid Visa card number? %t\n", testCard, isValidCreditCard(testCard))

Uses of Credit Card Number Regex Validation

Credit card number regex validation is crucial for:

  1. Transaction Security: Validating card numbers in payment gateways and financial transactions.

  2. Fraud Prevention: Detecting incorrectly formatted card numbers which could be indicative of fraudulent activities.

  3. User Data Validation: Ensuring that user-provided card details conform to standard formats.

What next?

Regex patterns are key for initial credit card number validation. For comprehensive validation, including edge cases, utilize Akto's Credit card validation tool.

Frequently asked questions

Why is credit card validation important in financial applications?

What is the regex pattern for validating Visa card numbers?

How can I validate credit card numbers in Go?

What are the uses of credit card number regex validation?

Are regex patterns sufficient for comprehensive credit card number validation?

Credit Card Regex Go Validator



Credit Card Regex Go Validator