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  • Last Updated : 16 Dec, 2022
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Given some  US Currencies, the task is to check if they are valid or not using regular expressions. Rules for the valid Currency are:

  • It should always start with$“.
  • It can contain only digits (0 – 9) and at most one dot.
  • It should not contain any whitespaces and alphabets.
  • Comma Separator (‘, ‘) should be there after every three digits interval. 

Examples:

Input: “$0.84”
Output: True

Input: “12345”
Output: False
Explanation: “$” is missing in the starting.

Approach: The problem can be solved based on the following idea:

Create a regex pattern to validate the number as written below:   
regex = ^\$([0-9]{1, 3}(\, [0-9]{3})*|([0-9]+))(\.[0-9]{2})?$”  

            OR 

regex=”^\$(\d{1, 3}(\, \d{3})*|(\d+))(\.\d{2})?$

Where,

  • ^ : Represents, beginning of the string
  • \$ : Should always start from $
  • \d : Digits should be there
  • \. : dot can be present or not
  • \d{2} : Only digits are allowed after dot

Follow the below steps to implement the idea:

  • Create a regex expression for US Currency.
  • Use Pattern class to compile the regex formed.
  • Use the matcher function to check whether the US Currency is valid or not.
  • If it is valid, return true. Otherwise, return false.

Below is the implementation of the above approach.

C++

// C++ program to validate the
// US CURRENCY using Regular
// Expression

#include <bits/stdc++.h>
#include <regex>
using namespace std;

// Function to validate the
// US CURRENCY
string isValid_USCurrency(string str)
{
    // Regex to check valid
    // US CURRENCY.
    const regex pattern(
        "^\\$(\\d{1, 3}(\\, \\d{3})*|(\\d+))(\\.\\d{2})?$");

    // If the str
    // is empty return false
    if (str.empty()) {
        return "false";
    }

    // Return true if the str
    // matched the ReGex
    if (regex_match(str, pattern)) {
        return "true";
    }
    else {
        return "false";
    }
}

// Driver Code
int main()
{
    // Test Case 1:
    string str1 = "$123458";
    cout << isValid_USCurrency(str1) << endl;

    // Test Case 2:
    string str2 = "$1, 234, 567.89";
    cout << isValid_USCurrency(str2) << endl;

    // Test Case 3:
    string str3 = "$0.84";
    cout << isValid_USCurrency(str3) << endl;

    // Test Case 4:
    string str4 = "$12, 3456.01";
    cout << isValid_USCurrency(str4) << endl;

    // Test Case 5:
    string str5 = "$1.234";
    cout << isValid_USCurrency(str5) << endl;

    return 0;
}

Java

// Java program to validate the
// US Currency using Regular Expression

import java.util.regex.*;

class GFG {

    // Function to validate the
    // US Currency
    public static boolean isValid_USCurrency(String str)
    {
        // Regex to check valid  US Currency
        String regex
            = "^\\$(\\d{1, 3}(\\, \\d{3})*|(\\d+))(\\.\\d{2})?$";

        // Compile the ReGex
        Pattern p = Pattern.compile(regex);

        // If the str is empty return false
        if (str == null) {
            return false;
        }

        // Pattern class contains matcher()
        // method to find matching between
        // given str using regex.
        Matcher m = p.matcher(str);

        // Return if the str
        // matched the ReGex
        return m.matches();
    }

    // Driver Code.
    public static void main(String args[])
    {
        // Test Case 1:
        String str1 = "$123458";
        System.out.println(isValid_USCurrency(str1));

        // Test Case 2:
        String str2 = "$1, 234, 567.89";
        System.out.println(isValid_USCurrency(str2));

        // Test Case 3:
        String str3 = "$0.84";
        System.out.println(isValid_USCurrency(str3));

        // Test Case 4:
        String str4 = "$12, 3456.01";
        System.out.println(isValid_USCurrency(str4));

        // Test Case 5:
        String str5 = "$1.234";
        System.out.println(isValid_USCurrency(str5));
    }
}

Python3

# Python3 program to validate
# US Currency using Regular Expression

import re


# Function to validate
# US Currency
def isValid_USCurrency(str):

    # Regex to check valid US Currency
    regex = "^\\$(\\d{1, 3}(\\, \\d{3})*|(\\d+))(\\.\\d{2})?$"

    # Compile the ReGex
    p = re.compile(regex)

    # If the string is empty
    # return false
    if (str == None):
        return "false"

    # Return if the string
    # matched the ReGex
    if(re.search(p, str)):
        return "true"
    else:
        return "false"


# Driver code
if __name__ == '__main__':

    # Test Case 1:
    str1 = "$123458"
    print(isValid_USCurrency(str1))

    # Test Case 2:
    str2 = "$1, 234, 567.89"
    print(isValid_USCurrency(str2))

    # Test Case 3:
    str3 = "$0.84"
    print(isValid_USCurrency(str3))

    # Test Case 4:
    str4 = "$12, 3456.01"
    print(isValid_USCurrency(str4))

    # Test Case 5:
    str5 = "$1.234"
    print(isValid_USCurrency(str5))

C#

// C# program to validate the
// US Currency using Regular Expression
using System;
using System.Text.RegularExpressions;

public class GFG {

    // Function to validate the
    // US Currency
    public static bool isValid_USCurrency(string str)
    {
        // Regex to check valid US Currency
        string regex
            = "^\\$(\\d{1, 3}(\\, \\d{3})*|(\\d+))(\\.\\d{2})?$";

        // Compile the ReGex
        Regex p = new Regex(regex);

        // If the str is empty return false
        if (str == null) {
            return false;
        }

        // Pattern class contains matcher()
        // method to find matching between
        // given str using regex.
        Match m = p.Match(str);

        // Return if the str
        // matched the ReGex
        return m.Success;
    }

    // Driver Code.
    public static void Main()
    {
        // Test Case 1:
        string str1 = "$123458";
        Console.WriteLine(isValid_USCurrency(str1));

        // Test Case 2:
        string str2 = "$1, 234, 567.89";
        Console.WriteLine(isValid_USCurrency(str2));

        // Test Case 3:
        string str3 = "$0.84";
        Console.WriteLine(isValid_USCurrency(str3));

        // Test Case 4:
        string str4 = "$12, 3456.01";
        Console.WriteLine(isValid_USCurrency(str4));

        // Test Case 5:
        string str5 = "$1.234";
        Console.WriteLine(isValid_USCurrency(str5));
    }
}

// This code is contributed by Pushpesh Raj.

Javascript

// Javascript program to validate
// US Currency using Regular Expression

// Function to validate the
// US Currency
function isValid_USCurrency(str) {
    // Regex to check valid
    // US Currency
    let regex = new RegExp(/^\$(\d{1, 3}(\, \d{3})*|(\d+))(\.\d{2})?$/);

    // if str 
    // is empty return false
    if (str == null) {
        return "false";
    }

    // Return true if the str
    // matched the ReGex
    if (regex.test(str) == true) {
        return "true";
    }
    else {
        return "false";
    }
}

// Driver Code
// Test Case 1:
let str1 = "$123458";
console.log(isValid_USCurrency(str1));

// Test Case 2:
let str2 = "$1, 234, 567.89";
console.log(isValid_USCurrency(str2));

// Test Case 3:
let str3 = "$0.84";
console.log(isValid_USCurrency(str3));

// Test Case 4:
let str4 = "$12, 3456.01";
console.log(isValid_USCurrency(str4));

// Test Case 5:
let str5 = "$1.234";
console.log(isValid_USCurrency(str5));
Output

true
true
true
false
false

Time Complexity: O(N) for each test case, where N is the length of the given string. 
Auxiliary Space: O(1)  

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