JCB credit card number validation

Q

All credit card numbers issued by JCB have 3 sets of numbers: JCB cards start with 2131 have 15 digits. JCB cards start with 1800 have 15 digits. JCB cards start with 35 have 16 digits. For example, 3566002020360505 is a valid Visa credit card number.

How to write a single regular expression to validate a JCB credit card number described above?

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A

Here is the regular expression to validate a JCB credit card number:

^(?:2131|1800|35[0-9]{3})[0-9]{11}$

^ - begin of the string
(?:2131|1800|35[0-9]{3}) - non-capturing group of 3 possible parts
2131 - matches 2131
| - or operator
1800 - matches 1800
| - or operator
35[0-9]{3} - 5 digits start with 35
[0-9] - any decimal digit
{11} - repeating 12 times
$ - end of the string

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