NAME

Business::DK::Phonenumber - Danish telephone number validator/formatter

VERSION

This documentation describes version 0.10

SYNOPSIS

    use Business::DK::Phonenumber qw(validate render);

    #Validation
    if (Business::DK::Phonenumber->validate($phonenumber)) { ... }

    #Default format
    print Business::DK::Phonenumber->render($phonenum);
    # +45 12 34 56 78

    #Brief human readable Danish phone number format
    print Business::DK::Phonenumber->render($phonenum, '%08d');
    # 12345678

    #Normal human readable Danish phonenumber format
    print Business::DK::Phonenumber->render($phonenum, '%02d %02d %02d %02d');
    # 12 34 56 78

    #Generation of a single random number
    Business::DK::Phonenumber->generate();

    #Generation of 100 random numbers, using another template
    Business::DK::Phonenumber->generate(100, '%02d %02d %02d %02d');

DESCRIPTION

This module offers functionality to validate, format and generate Danish phone numbers.

The validation can recognise telephone numbers is the following formats as Danish phone numbers.

  • 12345678

  • 4512345678

  • +4512345678

White space characters are ignored.

In addition to validation the module offers generation of valid danish phone numbers. The purpose of using generated phone number is up to the user, but the original intent is generation of varied sets of test data.

If you want to use OOP please have a look at:

If you are using Data::FormValidator

SUBROUTINES AND METHODS

The following subroutines are to be used in a procedural manner.

validate($phonenumber)

This subroutine takes a string and validated whether it is a Danish phone number.

Returns 1 (true) or 0 (false), depending on validity.

render($phonenumber, $template)

Returns a phonenumber rendered according to the template parameter or the default.

generate($template, $amount)

This subroutine takes a string representing a phone number template and generates the amount specified by second argument: amount. If no amount is specified only a single random phone number is returned.

The subroutine returns an array, no matter what amount is specified.

_generate($template)

This is the actual generating method used by "generate".

It takes a single parameter, a string indicating the template for the formatting of the phone numbers to be generated.

It returns a single random number representing a Danish phone number formatted as outlined by the specified template.

validate_template

This method is used internally to validate template parameters. Please refer to Perl's sprintf for documentation.

DIAGNOSTICS

  • phone number not in recognisable format, the phone number provided to the constructor is not parsable. Please evaluate what you are attempting to feed to the constructor.

  • phone number parameter is mandatory for the constructor, please specify the phone number parameter to the constructor in order to continue.

  • template not in recognisable format, the template provided to the constructor is not in a parsable format, please evaluate what you attempting to feed to the constructor.

CONFIGURATION AND ENVIRONMENT

No special configuration or environment is necessary.

DEPENDENCIES

INCOMPATIBILITIES

No known incompatibilities at this time.

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS

No known bugs or limitations at this time.

TEST AND QUALITY

TODO

  • Please refer to the distribution TODO file

SEE ALSO

sprintf

Business::DK::Phonenumber utilizes sprintf to as templating system for formatting telephonenumbers. This is a well specified and tested interface which is easy to use.

Class::Business::DK::Phonenumber

An OOP approach to regarding a Danish phone number as an object

Data::FormValidator::Constraints::Business::DK::Phonenumber

Wrapper for integrating with Data::FormValidator

BUG REPORTING

Please report issues via CPAN RT:

http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/Bugs.html?Dist=Business-DK-Phonenumber

or by sending mail to

bug-Business-DK-Phonenumber@rt.cpan.org

MOTIVATION

I have been working in Telco for a long time. So validation and formatting of telephone numbers is something I have seen at lot of. This module is an attempt to sort of consolidate the numerous different regular expression solutions I have seen scattered over large code bases.

AUTHOR

Jonas B. Nielsen, (jonasbn) - <jonasbn@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT

Business-DK-Phonenumber and related is (C) by Jonas B. Nielsen, (jonasbn) 2008-2014

LICENSE

Business-DK-Phonenumber and related is released under the Artistic License 2.0