troubleshooting Question

Match and Replace String with a certain pattern

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Hi! I have the following string:
$click = 'onclick="confirm_receipt(\'[@::example_id::@]\');"';

I need to replace the [@::example_id::@]  with the following:

So, that the final string will actually be:
$click = 'onclick="confirm_receipt(\'' . $value['example_id'] . ' \');";

I know I will need to use reg expressions but am unfamiliar with them right now and need to get this answer quickly.  :)

Also, I will not know the value in the middle of the string that has the surrounding [@:: ::@]

I have just used these characters to identify the variable that needs replaced. The [@:: and the ::@] characters can all go away. I have just used these as placemarkers.

So, the 'example_id' could very well be 'contact_id' or something else. I just need to extract that out of the string and create the new string with the $value['id']

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