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Regular Expression – Javascript- To check filename to see if alpha numeric characters

Ok here is a quick regular expression to check if a file name only contains alpha numeric characters  also we need to allow the period sign.


This allows numbers, letters and the period symbol.

The full code,

var filename = fullfilepath.replace(/^.*[\\\/]/, ''); // this is to get only the file name, file upload field gives the full path

 if (!filename.match(/^[0-9a-zA-Z\.]*$/)) {
 alert('File name should only containg letters and numbers, please rename image file and upload.');