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1?[\s-]?\(?(\d{3})\)?[\s-]?\d{3}[\s-]?\d{4}
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gm
1
matches the character 1 with index 4910 (3116 or 618) literally (case sensitive)
Match a single character present in the list below
[\s-]
? matches the previous token between zero and one times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
\s matches any whitespace character (equivalent to [\r\n\t\f\v ])
- matches the character - with index 4510 (2D16 or 558) literally (case sensitive)
This hyphen is treated literally, which might be confusing for others. Consider escaping it or placing at the start or end of the class!
\(
matches the character ( with index 4010 (2816 or 508) literally (case sensitive)
? matches the previous token between zero and one times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
1st Capturing Group
(\d{3})
\d
matches a digit (equivalent to [0-9])
{3} matches the previous token exactly 3 times
\)
matches the character ) with index 4110 (2916 or 518) literally (case sensitive)
? matches the previous token between zero and one times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
Match a single character present in the list below
[\s-]
? matches the previous token between zero and one times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
\s matches any whitespace character (equivalent to [\r\n\t\f\v ])
- matches the character - with index 4510 (2D16 or 558) literally (case sensitive)
This hyphen is treated literally, which might be confusing for others. Consider escaping it or placing at the start or end of the class!
\d
matches a digit (equivalent to [0-9])
{3} matches the previous token exactly 3 times
Match a single character present in the list below
[\s-]
? matches the previous token between zero and one times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
\s matches any whitespace character (equivalent to [\r\n\t\f\v ])
- matches the character - with index 4510 (2D16 or 558) literally (case sensitive)
This hyphen is treated literally, which might be confusing for others. Consider escaping it or placing at the start or end of the class!
\d
matches a digit (equivalent to [0-9])
{4} matches the previous token exactly 4 times
Global pattern flags
g modifier: global. All matches (don't return after first match)
m modifier: multi line. Causes ^ and $ to match the begin/end of each line (not only begin/end of string)
Your regular expression does not match the subject string.Try launching the debugger to find out why.

Regular Expression
No Match

/
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gm

Test String