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Php preg_match_all for pattern matching

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I've used the code below to find matches for [sometextXX] where XX is a numeric. What code do I need to find similar matches where XX is a string which varies, and return the whole string including the brackets and also separately return the XX string in the $matches array?  
<?php
$sourcestring="your source string";
preg_match_all('~\[sometext(\d+)\]~',$sourcestring,$matches);
?>

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Using \w+ instead of \d+ should give you what you want.

preg_match_all('~\[sometext(\w+)\]~',$sourcestring,$matches);
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Thanks very much.
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