On Thu, May 3, 2007 12:56, Tim Milstead wrote:
> Is it possible to enforce data formatting in fields using something like
> a regular expression?
> varchar is great but does not stop someone putting in the wrong
> reference number.
> I suspect the answer is no, you have to do it at a higher level. What
> aprroach would people suggest?
> Perhaps another table with two fields - field_name and field_regex?
And, what would you have mysql do if a user failed to enter fx. valid date ?
Maybe you'd be better off, handling input validation in the user-interface.
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