# Verification of bank number using modulus 11

Dave Angel davea at davea.name
Tue Feb 19 22:10:54 CET 2013

```On 02/19/2013 03:50 PM, Morten Engvoldsen wrote:
> Hi Team,
> I am trying to verify the account number using the following algorithm:
>
> "The valid account number is 11 numeric digit without seperator. Eg.
> 86011117947 is a valid account number. All banks apply a modulus-based
> method for the validation of the account structure. The 10-digit account
> number is multiplied from left to right by the following weights: 5, 4, 3,
> 2, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2. The resulting numbers are added up and divided by 11.
> The remainder is subtracted from 11 and becomes the check digit. If the
> remainder is 0, the check digit will be 0. If digits 5 and 6 of the account
> number are zeros, the check digit is calculated on the 7, 8, 9 and 10th
> digit of the account number. Account numbers for which the remainder is 1
> (check digit 10) cannot be used."
>
>   I am trying to validate the Norway account number using the algorithm
> mentioned in the following document:
>
> Here is my code:
>   def calc_checkdigit(isbn):
>          isbn = isbn.replace(".", "")
>          check_digit = int(isbn[-1])
>          isbn = isbn[:-1]
>          if len(isbn) != 10:
>                 return False
>          result = sum((10 - i) * (int(x) if x != 'X' else 10) for i, x in
> enumerate(isbn))
>          return (result % 11) == check_digit
>
> calc_checkdigit(""8601.11.17947"")
>
> In my program : it is calculating 10 digit with weights 10-1, but according
> to above algorithm the weights should be : 5, 4, 3, 2, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2.
>
> Could you please let me know how can i calculate the 10 digit with weights
> 5, 4, 3, 2, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2. I am using python 2.7.
>

make a table, something like:

weights = [5, 4, 3, 2, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2]

and multiple by weights[i]  rather than (10-i)

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DaveA

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