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# CheckDigits::MBase_001 - compute check digits for UPC (US)

 CheckDigits::MBase_001(3pm) User Contributed Perl Documentation CheckDigits::MBase_001(3pm)

## NAME

CheckDigits::MBase_001 - compute check digits for UPC (US)

## SYNOPSIS

```  use Algorithm::CheckDigits;
\$rv = CheckDigits('upc');
if (\$rv->is_valid('012345678905')) {
# do something
}
\$cn = \$rv->complete('01234567890');
# \$cn = '012345678905'
\$cd = \$rv->checkdigit('012345678905');
# \$cd = '5'
\$bn = \$rv->basenumber('012345678905');
# \$bn = '01234567890'
```

## DESCRIPTION

### ALGORITHM

1.
Add all digits in odd-numbered positions.
2.
Multiply the sum from step 1 with 3.
3.
Add all digits in even-numbered positions.
4.
Add the product from step 2 and the sum from step 3.
5.
If the sum from step 4 is 0 modulo 10, the check digit is 0. Else the check digit is 10 minus the sum from step 4 taken modulo 10.

### METHODS

is_valid(\$number)
Returns true only if \$number consists solely of numbers and the last digit is a valid check digit according to the algorithm given above.

Returns false otherwise,
complete(\$number)
The check digit for \$number is computed and concatenated to the end of \$number.

Returns the complete number with check digit or '' if \$number does not consist solely of digits and spaces.
basenumber(\$number)
Returns the basenumber of \$number if \$number has a valid check digit.

Return '' otherwise.
checkdigit(\$number)
Returns the checkdigit of \$number if \$number has a valid check digit.

Return '' otherwise.

None by default.