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Simple method to evaluate numeric values
* Identify a numeric value.
* @param value Value to be evaluated.
* @param digits May use digits or not.
* @return True when the value is a numeric representation.
public static boolean isNumeric(String value, boolean digits)
String unmarked = value;
if ((unmarked == null) || (unmarked.trim().length() == 0))
return false;
if (digits)
unmarked = unmarked.replaceAll(Pattern.quote("."), "").replaceAll(",", "").replaceAll("-", "").replaceAll(" ", "");
return (unmarked.replaceAll("\\d+", "").length() == 0);
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