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"Field Phone Number must be Numeric" error when updating user

  • Article Type: Q&A
  • Product: Alma
  • Relevant for Installation Type: Dedicated-Direct; Direct; Local; Total Care


Trying to save a new user record gives this error: "Field Phone Number must be Numeric"

Current setup for "phone regex" is:



One library applied the following syntax to resolve the email error, in:

User Management Configuration Menu > Other Settings > phone_regex

^([0-9\(\)\/\+ \-]*)$

The following syntax enables long phone numbers (more than 9 digits):

^(\s)*[\d\+\(\)\- x]{4,}$

Additional Information

The syntax cam be tested at:

  • Article last edited: 2/28/2015