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hello there,
im trying to show done if the $post has any word from the array but its not working on..
what can I do about this?
<?
$Post='the pages has finished downloading';
$regex = array('sucess','completed','finished');
if(eregi($regex, $Post)) {
	echo 'done';
}else{
	echo 'error';
}
?>

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Question by:XK8ER
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by:synx
ID: 24317308
Here's the PHP manual for eregi: http://us3.php.net/eregi

Note that the first parameter that it's expecting is a string.  You are passing an array of strings.  Can you just check like this?


<?
$Post='the pages has finished downloading';
$regex = 'finished';
if(eregi($regex, $Post)) {
        echo 'done';
}else{
        echo 'error';
}
?>

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by:synx
ID: 24317334
You may also be able to just put all of the things you want to search for in one big string.  Like:
<?
$Post='the pages has finished downloading';
$regex = 'success completed finished';
if(eregi($regex, $Post)) {
        echo 'done';
}else{
        echo 'error';
}
?>

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by:XK8ER
ID: 24317358
these are key string that will decide if its success or fail

'successfully submitted'
'Thank you for submitting'
'submitted successfully'

how can I search the data and if any of those are found to echo success?
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by:synx
ID: 24317425
Try this:

<?php
$regex = array('successfully submitted','Thank you for submitting','submitted successfully');
$success = 0;
;
foreach ($regex as $value) {
	if(eregi($value, $Post)) {
      echo 'success';
	  $success = 1;
	  break;
    }
}
if($success==0) {
  echo 'error';
}
 
?>

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by:synx
ID: 24317432
sorry about the spacing on that code snippet.
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by:synx
ID: 24317441
Sorry - forgot your "Post" line:
<?php
$Post='the pages has finished downloading';
$regex = array('successfully submitted','Thank you for submitting','submitted successfully');
$success = 0;
;
foreach ($regex as $value) {
  if(eregi($value, $Post)) {
    echo 'success';
	$success = 1;
	break;
  }
}
if($success==0) {
  echo 'error';
}
 
?>

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by:XK8ER
ID: 24317494
it is showing 3 sucess.. it should show only one since $post changes.. if post has it sucess else error
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synx earned 2000 total points
ID: 24317541
How about:
<?php
$Post='the pages has finished downloading';
$regex = array('successfully submitted','Thank you for submitting','submitted successfully');
$success = 0;
;
foreach ($regex as $value) {
  if(eregi($value, $Post)) {
    $success = 1;
  }
}
if($success==0) {
  echo 'error';
} else {
  echo 'success!';
}
 
?>

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