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How can I remove the commas when importing a cvs file through PHP?

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I am importing a CVS file and The import works fine but I can't seem to get rid of the comma just before the email.

This is the output: insert into test values (' ', ',email@email.com') < lots of these

This is the script:

$fcontents = file ("file.cvs");  
  
  # expects the csv file to be in the same dir as this script 
  
  for($i=0; $i<sizeof($fcontents); $i++) {  
  
      $line = trim($fcontents[$i]);  
      
      $arr = explode("\t", $line);  
      
      $sql = "insert into test values (' ', '". implode("''", $arr) ."')";  
                  
      mysql_query($sql); 
      
      echo $sql ."<br>\n"; 
      
      if(mysql_error()) { 
      
         echo mysql_error() ."<br>\n"; 
         
      }  
}

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by:eridanix
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Can you post, how the cvs file exactly looks like?
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cr4ck3rj4ck earned 500 total points
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Is it happening on every single email address?

If so, simply replace line 11 with the following:

$sql = "insert into test values (' ', '". substr(implode("''", $arr),1) ."')";

Not the most elegant of solutions, but that should drop the first character, in this case the comma, of the email address.
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elegant ... smelegant!  It Works!
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