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Split UK postcode

Posted on 2007-03-29
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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

OR

L23 8NM

so I would need

1 - L
2 - L23


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How about:

<?php

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

        return false;
}

$s = 'DA23 7YT';
print_r(splitPostCode($s));

?>
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by:abenbow
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lovely
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You're welcome :)
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