Remove All Non-Alphanumeric Characters
We often need to remove symbols and special characters from the strings we’re using (especially with currency!). This post shows how you can keep the letters and numbers, but remove any punctuation, symbols, gammar, etc. For example, if a user types in “$1,000” you can turn it into “1000”.
We use the
regexp package to do this, first building a regex with
.Compile() then running the string through that regex with
.ReplaceAllString(). Finally with display and compare both strings.