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Zoho Deluge - Regex to Strip all non-numeric characters

What
A quick post on how I managed to build a regex to extract all non-numeric characters (all non-digits) from a string.

Why?
I only want the digits/numbers from a string:
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v_PaymentTerms = "Credit Note - 30 Days";

// we want the 30 from the above string
  1.  v_PaymentTerms = "Credit Note - 30 Days"
  2.   
  3.  // we want the 30 from the above string 

How?
I'm aware of the getAlphaNumeric() function in Zoho and I can remove the letters with removeAllAlpha():
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v_PaymentTermsAlphaNum = v_PaymentTerms.getAlphaNumeric();
// yields CreditNote30Days

vPaymentTermsNum = v_PaymentTermsAlphaNum.removeAllAlpha()
// yields 30
  1.  v_PaymentTermsAlphaNum = v_PaymentTerms.getAlphaNumeric()
  2.  // yields CreditNote30Days 
  3.   
  4.  vPaymentTermsNum = v_PaymentTermsAlphaNum.removeAllAlpha() 
  5.  // yields 30 

But just to demo a regex and a one liner, here's a typical regular expression (match all characters not from 0 to 9) in a Zoho Deluge script:
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v_PaymentTermsNumber = v_PaymentTerms.replaceAll("[^0-9]","");
// yields 30
  1.  v_PaymentTermsNumber = v_PaymentTerms.replaceAll("[^0-9]","")
  2.  // yields 30 

And if working with money/currencies, a one liner to maintain the decimal point
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v_SalesAmount = "Total : £ 5.00";
v_SalesAmount = v_SalesAmount.replaceAll("[^0-9.]","");
// yields 5.00
  1.  v_SalesAmount = "Total : £ 5.00"
  2.  v_SalesAmount = v_SalesAmount.replaceAll("[^0-9.]","")
  3.  // yields 5.00 
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