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Split numeric, alphabetic and special symbols from a String
  • Difficulty Level : Easy
  • Last Updated : 27 Aug, 2020

Given a string str, divide the string into three parts one containing a numeric part, one containing alphabetic and one containing special characters.

Input : geeks01for02geeks03!!!
Output :geeksforgeeks
Here str = "Geeks01for02Geeks03!!!", we scan every character and 
append in res1, res2 and res3 string accordingly.

Input : **Docoding123456789everyday##
Output :Docodingeveryday

Steps :

  1. Calculate the length of the string.
  2. Scan each every character(ch) of a string one by one
    • if (ch is a digit) then append it in res1 string.
    • else if (ch is alphabet) append in string res2.
    • else append in string res3.
  3. Print the all the strings, we will have one string containing numeric part, other non numeric part and last one contain special characters.


// CPP program to split an alphanumeric
// string using STL
using namespace std;
void splitString(string str)
    string alpha, num, special;
    for (int i=0; i<str.length(); i++)
        if (isdigit(str[i]))
        else if((str[i] >= 'A' && str[i] <= 'Z') ||
                (str[i] >= 'a' && str[i] <= 'z'))
    cout << alpha << endl;
    cout << num << endl;
    cout << special << endl;
// Driver code
int main()
    string str = "geeks01$$for02geeks03!@!!";
    return 0;


// CPP program to split an alphanumeric
// string using stringbuffer
class Test
    static void splitString(String str)
        StringBuffer alpha = new StringBuffer(), 
        num = new StringBuffer(), special = new StringBuffer();
        for (int i=0; i<str.length(); i++)
            if (Character.isDigit(str.charAt(i)))
            else if(Character.isAlphabetic(str.charAt(i)))
    // Driver method
    public static void main(String args[])
        String str = "geeks01$$for02geeks03!@!!";


# Python 3 program to split an alphanumeric
# string using STL
def splitString(str):
    alpha = ""
    num = ""
    special = ""
    for i in range(len(str)):
        if (str[i].isdigit()):
            num = num+ str[i]
        elif((str[i] >= 'A' and str[i] <= 'Z') or
             (str[i] >= 'a' and str[i] <= 'z')):
            alpha += str[i]
            special += str[i]
    print(num )
# Driver code
if __name__ == "__main__":
    str = "geeks01$$for02geeks03!@!!"
# This code is contributed by ita_c


// C# program to split an alphanumeric
// string using stringbuffer
using System;
using System.Text; 
class GFG  {
    // Function ot split string
    static void splitString(string str)
        StringBuilder alpha = 
                 new StringBuilder();
        StringBuilder num = 
                 new StringBuilder();
        StringBuilder special = 
                 new StringBuilder();
        for (int i = 0; i < str.Length; i++)
            if (Char.IsDigit(str[i]))
            else if((str[i] >= 'A' && 
                     str[i] <= 'Z') || 
                     (str[i] >= 'a' && 
                      str[i] <= 'z'))
    // Driver code
    public static void Main()
        string str = "geeks01$$for02geeks03!@!!";
// This code is contributed by Sam007


Time complexity of above solution is O(n) where n is the length of the string.

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