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ive got  a sentence like:  "Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Professional Ver: 006.000.000"

how can i split this sentence at the word "Ver" so:

$list = array();
$list['title'] = "Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Professional"
$list['version'] = "006.000.000"
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Question by:ellandrd
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by:Zyloch
ID: 16952818
Hi ellandrd,

You can just use explode, for instance:

$list = array();
$list = explode(' Ver: ', $sentence);
print_r($list);

although it will be $list[0] and $list[1] and not $list['title'] and $list['version'] like you have it.

Regards,
Ted
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by:ellandrd
ID: 16952852
i just get:

Array
(
    [0] =>
)
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by:Zyloch
ID: 16952874
Did you assign Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Professional Ver: 006.000.000 to $sentence?
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by:ellandrd
ID: 16952889
well ive got all my sentences in an array..

$list = file("list.txt");

$array_size = sizeof($list);                                        

for($i = 0; $i < $array_size; $i++)
{
    $list[$i] = trim(str_replace("\n","",$list[$i]));
}

$list = array_filter($list);

for($i = 0; $i < $array_size; $i++)
{
      $list = explode(' Ver: ', $list[$i]);
}

echo "<pre>";
print_r($list);
echo "</pre>";
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by:Zyloch
ID: 16952907
Give me a few lines on the file you are grabbing from. You might only need to split a certain line (maybe the first, for instance).
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by:ellandrd
ID: 16952931
here is my txt file contents:

Adobe Reader 7.0.7 Ver: 7.0.7
Alchemy Workstation Suite      
Autodesk DWG Viewer   Ver: 16.1.63.106
CCleaner (remove only)      
Data Access Objects (DAO) 3.5      
J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 7 Ver: 1.5.0.70
Mathcad 13 Ver: 13.1.3.0
McAfee VirusScan Ver: 4.5.1
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Ver: 1.1.4322

basically what i want to do is split each line at Ver, saving for example "Adobe Reader 7.0.7" into $part[0] and saving "7.0.7" into $part[1] in an array...
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by:Zyloch
ID: 16953060
For every line that has Ver, this will work:

$list = file("list.txt");
$parts = array();

foreach ($list as $v)
{
    $parts[] = explode(' Ver: ', $v);
}

print_r($parts);
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by:ellandrd
ID: 16953079
ok, but some lines dont have the word Ver.. what happens then? how can i overcome that?
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Expert Comment

by:Zyloch
ID: 16953092
Do you want to just ignore the lines without Ver?
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Author Comment

by:ellandrd
ID: 16953138
yes
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Zyloch earned 2000 total points
ID: 16953161
foreach ($list as $v)
{
    if (false !== strpos($v, ' Ver: '))
    {
        $parts[] = explode(' Ver: ', $v);
    }
}
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