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getting data after | mark

Posted on 2009-04-01
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i have a drop down menu which holds 3 different values

withoutMinutes|400m                  
withoutHours|10k Road
withHours|Marathon

how could  strip it so i can just add anything after | into my db?

so into my db would be

400m                  
10k Road
Marathon
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by:phpmonkey
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in this case where there is only 1 pipe symbol in it i would explode it.
list($part1,$part2) = explode("|",'withoutMinutes|400m');
echo $part1;//withoutMinutes
echo $part2;//400m

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using preg_repalce() remove anything before | with empty
$str = 'withoutMinutes|400m';
$str = preg_replace('/.*\|/', '', $str);
print "$str\n";

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