Split UK postcode

Posted on 2007-03-29
Last Modified: 2010-08-05
I have a UK postcode in the following format

DA23 7YT

I need to split it and return 2 parts

1 - DA
2- DA23

note the postcode COULD be

B2 7OP

so I would need

1 - B
2 - B2


L23 8NM

so I would need

1 - L
2 - L23

Question by:abenbow
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How about:


function splitPostCode($s) {
        if (preg_match('/^([a-z]+)(\d+)/i', $s, $m) === 1)
                return array($m[1], $m[1].$m[2]);

        return false;

$s = 'DA23 7YT';


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ID: 18820583
You're welcome :)

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