A simple regex based exhaustive validator for PIN codes in India
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Validate a Postal Index Number for India with a few regexes. The regexes are available in regex.txt. There is one regex per area code (the first digit of the PIN, which goes from 1-8).

Source

The source for the data is the "All India Pincode Directory" dataset on data.gov.in.

Usage

The regex.txt file is 32KB in size, so you can easily use it wherever you want, including browsers.

PHP

The package is available on packagist.

To use the PHP package:

use PIN\Validator as P;
P::validate('110011'); // returns true;

Node.js

The package is available on npm.

To use the package:

const P = require('pincode-validator');
P.validate('110011'); // returns true

Browser

To use it in the browser, download the pincode-regex.js file and include it in your browser. Pincode is available as a Global variable.

<script src="../pincode-regex.js"></script>
<script>
Pincode.validate("560029"); // returns true
</script>

Contributing

  • See HACKING.md for some development details.
  • Pull requests are welcome for adding libraries in other languages (in the same repo).

License

Licensed under the MIT License. See LICENSE file for details.