Validate An ID Field Format

There may be times where you would like to valid if an sObject ID is valid.    A good use case would be when an ID is passed as a URL parameter to a visualforce page.   The below method can be used to check this.

 * Validates an ID passed.
 public Boolean validId(String inputId) {
 String id = String.escapeSingleQuotes(inputId);
 if((id.length() == 15 || id.length() == 18) && Pattern.matches('^[a-zA-Z0-9]*$', id)) {
 return true;
 return false;

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