Sample code for mobile validation

This page provides sample code to help you set up Postcoder mobile validation.

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Mobile validation using JavaScript

This example uses the mobile endpoint to check whether a mobile phone number is valid and capable of receiving calls and texts. It can be customised using the config settings at the end of the HTML.

Mobile validation: Enable access on your API key using the Data Options page or by contacting us.
class PostcoderMobile{
  
  constructor(config) {
    this.config = config
    this.init()
  }

  init() {

    this.endpoint = 'https://ws.postcoder.com/pcw/' + this.config.apikey + '/mobile/'

    this.input = document.querySelector(this.config.searchterm)

    // add blur event listener to the mobile field, to call the search function
    this.input.addEventListener('blur', this.search)

    // create an empty div for the tick/cross and place it in the page
    this.successindicator = document.querySelector(this.config.successindicator)

    // add a result container to the page, delete when not required.
    this.resultcontainer = document.createElement('pre')
    this.input.closest('form').appendChild(this.resultcontainer) 

  }

  search = event => {

    //remove previous mobile validity indicator
    this.successindicator.classList.remove('isvalid','notvalid');

    if(this.input.value){

      let self = this
      let searchterm = this.input.value

      // fetch the json formatted result from Postcoder and pass it to processResult
      fetch(this.endpoint + searchterm)
        .then( response => {
          if (!response.ok) { 
            throw response 
          }
          return response.json()
        })
        .then( json => {
          self.processResult(json)
        })
        .catch( err => {

          if(typeof err.text === 'function'){
            err.text().then( errorMessage => {
              console.log('Postcoder request error ' + err.status + ' : ' + errorMessage)
            })
          }else{
            console.log(err)
          }
      })
    } 
  }

  processResult = result => {

    // display the mobile validity indicator
    if(result.valid === true){
      this.successindicator.classList.add('isvalid');
    }else{
      this.successindicator.classList.add('notvalid');
    }

    // show result on page, delete when not required.
    this.resultcontainer.innerHTML = "Result: \n\n" + JSON.stringify( result, null, 4 )

  }

}
<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
  <head>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="postcoder.css" > 
    <script src="postcoder_mobile.js"></script>
  </head>
  <body>


    <form>

      <label for="txt_search">Mobile number</label>
      <div id="successindicator"></div>
      <div class="search_wrap">
        <input type="text" id="txt_search">
      </div>
    
    </form>


    <script>
        
        new PostcoderMobile({
          apikey: 'PCW45-12345-12345-1234X', 
          searchterm: '#txt_search', // query selector of the searchterm input field
          successindicator: '#successindicator', // query selector of the email valid/invalid indicator
        })

    </script>


  </body>
</html>
input, select {
	display: block;
	box-sizing: border-box;
	width: 100%;
	padding: 10px;
	height: 40px;
	margin-bottom: 0.5em;
	border-width: 1px;
	border-style: solid;
	border-color: lightgray;
}

.search_wrap {
	overflow: hidden;
}

.search_wrap div {
	font-size: 0.75em;
}

button {
	padding: 8px;
	margin-left: 0.5em;
	float:  right;
	font-family: sans-serif;
}

label {
	display: block;
	margin-top: 1.25em;
	margin-bottom: 0.25em;
}
select {
	position: relative;
	z-index: 1;
	padding-right: 40px;
}

.isvalid:after {
	content: '\2713';
	color: green;
}

.notvalid:after {
	content: '\2717';
    color: red;
}   

#successindicator {
	float:  right;
	margin-left: 0.5em;
	display: flex;
  	justify-content: center;
  	align-content: center;
  	flex-direction: column;
  	height: 40px;
}

#json_result_container {
	margin: 5em 0 0;
    background-color: #eee;
	color: #333;
    /* border: solid lightgrey 1px; */
	padding: 1em;
	overflow: auto;
}

#autocomplete_wrap{
	position: relative;
}

#suggestion_list{
	position:  absolute;
	background-color: #fff;
	outline: -webkit-focus-ring-color auto 1px;
	list-style-type: none;
  	margin: 0;
  	padding: 0;
  	max-height:  400px;
  	overflow-y: auto;
}

#suggestion_list li{
	cursor: pointer;
	padding: 10px 5px;
}

#suggestion_list li.header{
	border-bottom: 2px solid #ddd;
}

#suggestion_list li:hover, #suggestion_list li.selected{
	background-color: #ddd;
}

#suggestion_list li span.location{
	font-size: 0.75em;
	color: #666;
}

.arrow {
 	border: solid black;
	border-width: 0 3px 3px 0;
	display: inline-block;
	padding: 3px;
}

.left {
	margin-left: 3px;
	transform: rotate(135deg);
	-webkit-transform: rotate(135deg);
}

.address{
	height: 140px;
	margin: 8px;
}

.map {
	height: 300px;
	width: 100%;
}

body {
	font-family: sans-serif;
	padding: 0;
	margin: 0;
}
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Mobile validation using Python, PHP or C#

These examples show how to make a request to the mobile endpoint to check whether a mobile phone number is valid and capable of receiving calls and texts.

Mobile validation: Enable access on your API key using the Data Options page or by contacting us.
from urllib.parse import quote
import requests
import json

# Request parameters
api_key = "PCW45-12345-12345-1234X"
mobile_phone_number = "07500123456"

# Prepare request and encode user-entered parameters with %xx encoding
request_url = f"https://ws.postcoder.com/pcw/{api_key}/mobile/{quote(mobile_phone_number, safe='')}"

# Send request
response = requests.get(request_url)

# Process response
if response.status_code == 200:
    json = response.json()
    print(json["valid"])
else:
    print(f"Request error: {response.content.decode()}")
// Request parameters
$api_key = "PCW45-12345-12345-1234X";
$mobile_phone_number = "07500123456";

// Prepare request and encode user-entered parameters with %xx encoding
$request_url = "https://ws.postcoder.com/pcw/$api_key/mobile/" . urlencode($mobile_phone_number);

// Send request
$result = file_get_contents($request_url, false, stream_context_create(["http" => ["ignore_errors" => true]]));

// Process response
$status_line = $http_response_header[0];
preg_match("{HTTP\/\S*\s(\d{3})}", $status_line, $match);
$status_code = $match[1];

if ($status_code == 200) {
    $json = json_decode($result);
    echo($json->valid);
 } else {
    echo("Request error");
}
using System;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using System.Web;
using System.Net.Http;
using Newtonsoft.Json.Linq;
					
public class Program
{
	public static async Task Main()
	{
		// Request parameters
		string apiKey = "PCW45-12345-12345-1234X";
		string mobilePhoneNumber  = "07500123456";

		// Prepare request and encode user-entered parameters with %xx encoding
		string requestUrl = $"https://ws.postcoder.com/pcw/{apiKey}/mobile/{HttpUtility.UrlEncode(mobilePhoneNumber)}";

		using (HttpClient client = new HttpClient())
		{
			// Send request
			var response = await client.GetAsync(requestUrl);
			var responseContent = await response.Content.ReadAsStringAsync();

			// Process response
			if (response.IsSuccessStatusCode)
			{
				JObject responseJson = JObject.Parse(responseContent);
				Console.WriteLine($"{responseJson["valid"]}");
			}
			else
			{
				Console.WriteLine($"Request error: {responseContent}");
			}
		}
	}
}
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