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need a php function that insert a white space

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hi,
I need a php function that allows me to insert a white space into some string
after 10 characters for example ..
so any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Question by:Ameerh24
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by:BogoJoker
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Hi Ameerh24,

Just use a regex to replace the first 10 characters with the first ten characters with a space.
Or even better, use str_replace() to replace the first 10 characters with the first 10 characters with a space..
Need an example?

Joe P
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by:BogoJoker
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Further still you could use substr() to get a string with the first 10 characters.  Do to that what you wish.  What exactly is it that you want to do after the first 10 characters?

Joe P
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by:Cem Türk
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try this one;

function insertSpace($myStr) {
if(strlen($mystr)<10) { return $myStr; }
else { return  substr($myStr, 0,10) . " " . substr($myStr,10,strlen($mystr)-10); }
}
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Cem Türk earned 1500 total points
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here is more customizable version;

function insertStr($myStr,$n,$strToInsert) {
if(strlen($mystr)<$n) { return $myStr; }
else { return  substr($myStr, 0,$n) . $strToInsert . substr($myStr,$n,strlen($mystr)-$n); }
}

example call ;

$result=insertStr("abcdefghijklmnop",10," ");
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