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^(?=.*[a-z])(?=.*[A-Z])(?=.*\d)(?=.*[\W\_])[A-Za-z\d\W\_]{8,}$
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^ asserts position at start of the string
Positive Lookahead
(?=.*[a-z])
Assert that the Regex below matches
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matches any character (except for line terminators)
* matches the previous token between zero and unlimited times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
Match a single character present in the list below
[a-z]
a-z matches a single character in the range between a (index 97) and z (index 122) (case sensitive)
Positive Lookahead
(?=.*[A-Z])
Assert that the Regex below matches
.
matches any character (except for line terminators)
* matches the previous token between zero and unlimited times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
Match a single character present in the list below
[A-Z]
A-Z matches a single character in the range between A (index 65) and Z (index 90) (case sensitive)
Positive Lookahead
(?=.*\d)
Assert that the Regex below matches
.
matches any character (except for line terminators)
* matches the previous token between zero and unlimited times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
\d matches a digit (equivalent to [0-9])
Positive Lookahead
(?=.*[\W\_])
Assert that the Regex below matches
.
matches any character (except for line terminators)
* matches the previous token between zero and unlimited times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
Match a single character present in the list below
[\W\_]
\W matches any non-word character (equivalent to [^a-zA-Z0-9_])
\_ matches the character _ with index 9510 (5F16 or 1378) literally (case sensitive)
Match a single character present in the list below
[A-Za-z\d\W\_]
{8,} matches the previous token between 8 and unlimited times, as many times as possible, giving back as needed (greedy)
A-Z matches a single character in the range between A (index 65) and Z (index 90) (case sensitive)
a-z matches a single character in the range between a (index 97) and z (index 122) (case sensitive)
\d matches a digit (equivalent to [0-9])
\W matches any non-word character (equivalent to [^a-zA-Z0-9_])
\_ matches the character _ with index 9510 (5F16 or 1378) literally (case sensitive)
$ asserts position at the end of the string, or before the line terminator right at the end of the string (if any)
Your regular expression does not match the subject string.Try launching the debugger to find out why.

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