Testing the validity of the PAN Number - Part 1

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Testing the validity of the PAN Number - Part 1
Hello Group Members,
 
We look at a series of posts on testing the validity of the Income Tax Unique Registration Number - Permanent Account Number (PAN) in India using IDEA.
 
The length of the PAN is 10 digits and it is an alphanumeric combination.
 
So in today’s post we look at the length of the PAN not being 10 digits.
 
By applying a Direct Extraction and Criteria @len(PAN No) <> 10 we can identify the length of the PAN not equal to 10.
 
In the Criteria above PAN No is the field name for PAN in our underlying database.
 
Tomorrow we will look at the second post for testing the validity of the PAN to check for the first 5 digits of the PAN being anything other than characters which is the standard and valid syntax combination in the PAN.
 
Best Regards
 
Group Admin Team