Text analysis with SQL Regex for validating US postal codes

225. Regex for validating US postal codes

Bindle made a new feature – now users can buy real printed books. They rolled it out for US users and asked users for their addresses.

Turned out, they forgot to add a client-side validation (so users can’t submit invalid data) and users typed incorrect postal codes (so there’s no way books will be delivered).

Well, sometimes things like this happen. Since some data in our database is polluted we need to clean it up (ideally remove invalid postal codes completely and turn on the validation to make it future proof).

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