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Validation of Canadian Postal Codes


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Canadian postal codes follow the A9A 9A9 format.

In my display validation pattern, I have  text{A9A 9A9}

In my edit validation pattern, I have text{A9A 9A9}|text{A9A9A9}

In my validation pattern, I have text{A9A 9A9}

I also have a JavaScript validation running client side.

It reads:

form1.#subform[0].Section1.PostalCode::validate - (JavaScript, client)

this.rawValue = this.rawValue.toUpperCase();

Given these paramaters, I am stumped as to why I keep getting the following validation error: "The value you entered for Postal Code in valid."

Any thoughts?

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Level 10

Your uppercase code should be on the exit event of the field. The validation pattern works by testing against the display pattern.

Or you could put xfa.event.change = xfa.event.change.toUpperCase(); on the change event of the field.


Level 1

Try this:

event.value = event.value.toUpperCase();

if(event.value != "")


// validate Canadian postal code;

event.rc = /^(?!.*[DFIOQU])[A-VXY][0-9][A-Z][0-9][A-Z][0-9]$/.test(event.value);

if(event.rc == false)


  app.alert("Please enter a correct Canadian Postal code", 1, 0);