# Check if a string contains uppercase, lowercase, special characters and numeric values

Given string str of length N, the task is to check whether the given string contains uppercase alphabets, lowercase alphabets, special characters, and numeric values or not. If the string contains all of them, then print “Yes”. Otherwise, print “No”

Examples:

Input: str = “#GeeksForGeeks123@”
Output: Yes
Explanation:
The given string contains uppercase characters(‘G’, ‘F’), lowercase characters(‘e’, ‘k’, ‘s’, ‘o’, ‘r’), special characters( ‘#’, ‘@’), and numeric values(‘1’, ‘2’, ‘3’). Therefore, the output is Yes.

Input: str = “GeeksForGeeks”
Output: No
Explanation:
The given string contains only uppercase characters and lowercase characters. Therefore, the output is No.

Naive Approach: The simplest approach is to iterate over the string and check if the given string contains uppercase, lowercase, numeric and special character. Below are the steps:

1. Traverse the string character by character from start to end.
2. Check the ASCII value of each character for the following conditions:
• If the ASCII value lies in the range of [65, 90], then it is an uppercase letter.
• If the ASCII value lies in the range of [97, 122], then it is a lowercase letter.
• If the ASCII value lies in the range of [48, 57], then it is a number.
• If the ASCII value lies in the ranges [32, 47], [58, 64], [91, 96] or [123, 126], then it is a special character
3. Print Yes if the string contains all the above. Otherwise, print No.

Time Complexity: O(N)
Auxiliary Space: O(1)

Regular Expression Approach: The idea is to the concept of a regular expression to solve this problem. Below are the steps:

• Create a regular expression to check if the given string contains uppercase, lowercase, special character, and numeric values as mentioned below:

regex = “^(?=.*[a-z])(?=.*[A-Z])(?=.*\\d)” + “(?=.*[-+_!@#\$%^&*., ?]).+\$”
where,

• ^ represents the starting of the string.
• (?=.*[a-z]) represent at least one lowercase character.
• (?=.*[A-Z]) represents at least one uppercase character.
• (?=.*\\d) represents at least one numeric value.
• (?=.*[-+_!@#\$%^&*., ?]) represents at least one special character.
• . represents any character except line break.
• + represents one or more times.
• Match the given string with the Regular Expression using Pattern.matcher().
• Print Yes if the string matches with the given regular expression. Otherwise, print No.

Below is the implementation of the above approach:

## Java

 `// Java program for the above approach`   `import` `java.util.regex.*;`   `class` `GFG {`   `    ``// Function that checks if a string` `    ``// contains uppercase, lowercase` `    ``// special character & numeric value` `    ``public` `static` `void` `    ``isAllPresent(String str)` `    ``{` `        ``// ReGex to check if a string` `        ``// contains uppercase, lowercase` `        ``// special character & numeric value` `        ``String regex = ``"^(?=.*[a-z])(?=."` `                       ``+ ``"*[A-Z])(?=.*\\d)"` `                       ``+ ``"(?=.*[-+_!@#\$%^&*., ?]).+\$"``;`   `        ``// Compile the ReGex` `        ``Pattern p = Pattern.compile(regex);`   `        ``// If the string is empty` `        ``// then return false` `        ``if` `(str == ``null``) {` `            ``System.out.println(``"No"``);` `            ``return``;` `        ``}`   `        ``// Find match between given string` `        ``// & regular expression` `        ``Matcher m = p.matcher(str);`   `        ``// Print Yes if string` `        ``// matches ReGex` `        ``if` `(m.matches())` `            ``System.out.println(``"Yes"``);` `        ``else` `            ``System.out.println(``"No"``);` `    ``}`   `    ``// Driver Code` `    ``public` `static` `void` `main(String args[])` `    ``{` `        ``// Given string` `        ``String str = ``"#GeeksForGeeks123@"``;`   `        ``// Function Call` `        ``isAllPresent(str);` `    ``}` `}`

## Python3

 `# Python3 program for the ` `# above approach ` `import` `re`   `# Function that checks if a string ` `# contains uppercase, lowercase ` `# special character & numeric value ` `def` `isAllPresent(``str``):`   `    ``# ReGex to check if a string ` `    ``# contains uppercase, lowercase ` `    ``# special character & numeric value ` `    ``regex ``=` `(``"^(?=.*[a-z])(?=."` `+` `             ``"*[A-Z])(?=.*\\d)"` `+` `             ``"(?=.*[-+_!@#\$%^&*., ?]).+\$"``)` `    `  `    ``# Compile the ReGex` `    ``p ``=` `re.``compile``(regex)`   `    ``# If the string is empty ` `    ``# return false` `    ``if` `(``str` `=``=` `None``):` `        ``print``(``"No"``)` `        ``return`   `    ``# Print Yes if string ` `    ``# matches ReGex ` `    ``if``(re.search(p, ``str``)):` `        ``print``(``"Yes"``)` `    ``else``:` `        ``print``(``"No"``)`   `# Driver code`   `# Given string ` `str` `=` `"#GeeksForGeeks123@"`   `#Function Call` `isAllPresent(``str``)`   `# This code is contributed by avanitrachhadiya2155`

Output:

```Yes

```

Time Complexity: O(N)
Auxiliary Space: O(1)

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