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I have this very long string $xmlstr

I want to test if the word "customer" is in that string, how can I do this using PHP ?

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Question by:kapot
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by:ldbkutty
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<?php
$xmlstr = 'This is my test string that has the customer word!';
$compareStr = 'customer';
if(substr_count($xmlstr, $compareStr) > 0){
 echo 'Substring matches';
}
else{
 echo 'Does not match';
}
?>

// With PHP 5, other option is to use substr_compare !
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by:kapot
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Is it faster than using "eregi()" ?
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ldbkutty earned 50 total points
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ofcourse, string functions are "always" faster than Regular Expressions!
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