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Validating Company NI/SSN
Validating Company NI/SSN
Set up a validation for entering company National insurance or Social Security Number.
Written by Edward Dixon
Updated over a week ago

Format validator, regex code, regular expression - known as many different things but what does it do? People® allows you to add a regex code in the NI/SSN field setting so that you can specify a format in which you wish an NI/SSN to be entered within an employee's record. 

Here's an example of what code you wish to use:

  • UK NI number validation: ^([a-zA-Z]){2}( )?([0-9]){2}( )?([0-9]){2}( )?([0-9]){2}( )?([a-zA-Z]){1}?$

  • USA SSN validation: ^(\d{3}-?\d{2}-?\d{4}|XXX-XX-XXXX)$

To input a regex code:

  1. Go to the Settings tab

  2. Click the Company tab

  3. Scroll down to the 'NI/SSN validator' field

From here, if a number is entered that does not fit the specified format, an error message will appear. 

If the validation is blank, no validation is done.


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