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GeneralI'm having a hard time figuring out how to explain what I want Pin
Marc Clifton26-Jan-21 5:01
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Marc Clifton26-Jan-21 9:24
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musefan26-Jan-21 5:11
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DerekT-P26-Jan-21 8:08
professionalDerekT-P26-Jan-21 8:08 
I think, given that the respondents so far seem to have clearly understood what you want, that you don't really have a problem; just specify it as you did in your opening sentence.

And yes, use Regex. (You could argue that the neatest functional definition of your requirement is simply the regex expression...) Who says the functional spec has to be written in English? RegEx is more widely understood around the world, and less ambiguous, after all...
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Jörgen Andersson26-Jan-21 10:03
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