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DLP Data Identifier: UK Driver's License Number

  • 1.  DLP Data Identifier: UK Driver's License Number

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 01-11-2021 10:39 AM
    Hi Team,

    I have a question related to UK Driver's License Number.

    In the console the patterns are:
    \w{5}\d[0156]\d{4}\w{3}\l{2}
    \w{5} \d[0156]\d{4} \w{3}\l{2}
    \w{5}\d[0156]\d{4}\w{3}\l{2}\d{2}
    \w{5} \d[0156]\d{4} \w{3}\l{2}\d{2}

    BUT,
    In Real Life I see some differences from this pattern. I have a real example and the format is i.e QWER9923245JF6HR 89.
    The real example will never trigger DLP's Data Identifier.

    Thoughts? I really appreciate in advance any involvement.

    Best Regards,


  • 2.  RE: DLP Data Identifier: UK Driver's License Number

    Posted 01-22-2021 10:44 AM
    we customize our Data Identifiers in almost all cases. Add what you found.


  • 3.  RE: DLP Data Identifier: UK Driver's License Number

    Posted 01-22-2021 12:44 PM
    I have noticed variations in patterns for US driver's license numbers as well. You could create a custom DI based on your finding and bring over validators from the built-in DI. Do not include the validator, UK Drivers License, if you want to account for the space between R and 89. Your pattern for the new DI would be, [a-zA-Z]{4}\d{7}[a-zA-Z]{2}\d[a-zA-Z]{2} \d{2}

    Adding the pattern [a-zA-Z]{4}\d{7}[a-zA-Z]{2}\d[a-zA-Z]{2}\d{2} to the built-in DI will allow the UK Drivers License validator to work.