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I get a webpage code like this help me in using pregmatch to takeout the words of the second td that is "VSKP" in this for example and in the last td "DVD" and respective third td that is "VISHAKAPATNAM" and "DUVADA" in this example in a array . 2 seperate arrays one for second TD and one for third TD . i.e, one for VSKP and one for VISKAPATNAM

   Im using curl function to the webpage code

    Help me on how to proceed with this is there any other way other that pregmatch .
<TR>
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>VSKP</TD>
<TD>VISHAKAPATNAM  </TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>
 
<TD ALIGN = Center>17:25</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>0</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>                </TD>
</TR>
<TR>
<TD ALIGN = Center>2</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>DVD </TD>
<TD>DUVVADA        </TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>

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by:webvogel
ID: 24345831
I think, this will helt you:
<?php 
$str = "<TR>
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>VSKP</TD>
<TD>VISHAKAPATNAM  </TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>
 
<TD ALIGN = Center>17:25</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>0</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>                </TD>
</TR>
<TR>
<TD ALIGN = Center>2</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>DVD </TD>
<TD>DUVVADA        </TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>";
 
preg_match_all('#<TR>\s*<TD.*>.*</TD>\s*<TD.*>(.*)</TD>\s*<TD.*>(.*)</TD>#i', $str, $res);
echo "<pre>";
print_r($res[1]);
print_r($res[2]);

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by:abhi376
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Well , if we have to parse the whole page and find only the table how do we proceed then
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by:navinbabu
ID: 24347616
Thanks webvogel ,

   If i have the entire HTML page how do i get the table only so that I can remove the tr and td as shown in the example by you . Im posting the sample HTML page
 
<HTML>
<HEAD>
 
<Title>TRAIN NUMBERS</Title>
<HEAD>
<style type = "text/css">a:link{	color: blue; TEXT-DECORATION: none; }
a:visited{	color: rgb(0,153,153); } 
a:active {	color: rgb(255,102,0);}
p{	background-color: #E8E8D0; font-size: 20px;   FONT-FAMILY: arial,san-serif; FONT-SIZE: 10px; TEXT-DECORATION: none   color: #800000; }
body         { font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica; background-color: FFFFFF;                color: #003366; font-size:10pt }
table        { table-border-color-light: rgb(00,153,153); table-border-color-dark:                rgb(00,153,153); background-color: #FFFFFF; font-size: 12px;                font-family: arial, san-serif; text-decoration:                none table-align Center; color: #800000;  }
h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6 { font-family:  Arial, Helvetica }
h1           
{ color: #800000; text-align: center; font-family: Arial; background-color:#FFFFFF;               font-size: 13pt; letter-spacing: 1pt; font-weight:                bold }
h2{	color: rgb(100,10,200); 	font-weight:bold;}
h3{	color: orange); }
h4           
{ font-family: arial, san-serif; text-decoration: none color #0066CC; color:                #FFFFFF; background-color: #003399; font-size: 10px }
h5           
{ color: #000066; font-size: 85%; text-align: Center; font-family: Arial }
h6           
{ color: #800080; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: 10px;                letter-spacing: 1pt; text-align: Right; background-color:                #E8E8D0; font-style: italic; font-weight: bold }
.LegText     
{ color: #800000; font-family: arial, san-serif; font-size: 12px;                text-decoration: none; background-color: #FFFFFF }              
th           
{ background-color:#009999 ; font-size: 12px; font-family: arial, san-serif;                text-decoration: none; color: #FFFFFF }}
{ background-color:#009999 ; font-size: 12px; font-family: arial, san-serif;                text-decoration: none; color: #FFFFFF }}
 
</style>
</HEAD>
<BR>
 <BODY><table border="0" cellPadding="0" cellSpacing="0" width="95%"><tr>      <td align="center">         </td></tr></table>
 
<TABLE BORDER ALIGN=center >
<TR>
</TR>
</TABLE>
<TABLE border="0">
<td valign="top">
<H1 ALIGN = Center> TRAIN ROUTE </H1>
<TABLE BORDER ALIGN=center >
 <CAPTION> You Queried For </CAPTION>
<TR>
<TH>Train No</TH>
 
<TH>Train Name</TH>
<TH>Date</TH>
<TH>Runs From Source</TH>
<TH COLSPAN=7>Runs On</TH>
</TR>
<TR>
<TD>2727 </TD>
<TD>GODAVARI EXP   </TD>
<TD ALIGN = center>10/05/2009</TD>
<TD ALIGN = center>VISHAKAPATNAM  </TD>
 
<TD>MON </TD>
<TD>TUE </TD>
<TD>WED </TD>
<TD>THU </TD>
<TD>FRI </TD>
<TD>SAT </TD>
<TD>SUN </TD></TR>
</TABLE>
</td>
<td style="background-color: #FFFFFF" width="391" valign="top" rowspan="2">
 
<div id="narrow_ads_bottom"></div>
</td>
<tr>
<td valign="top">
<TABLE BORDER ALIGN=center>
<TR>
<TH>SNo</TH>
<TH>Stn Code</TH>
<TH>Stn Name</TH>
<TH>Route No.</TH>
<TH>Arrival Time</TH>
<TH>Dep. Time</TH>
 
<TH>Distance</TH>
<TH>Day</TH>
<TH>Remark</TH>
</TR>
<TR>
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>VSKP</TD>
<TD>VISHAKAPATNAM  </TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center><FONT COLOR = red>Source</TD>
 
<TD ALIGN = Center>17:25</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>0</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>                </TD>
</TR>
<TR>
<TD ALIGN = Center>2</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>DVD </TD>
<TD>DUVVADA        </TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>
 
<TD ALIGN = Center>17:53</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>17:54</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>18</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>                </TD>
</TR>
<TR>
<TD ALIGN = Center>3</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>AKP </TD>
<TD>ANAKAPALLE     </TD>
 
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>18:08</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>18:09</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>34</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>                </TD>
</TR>
<TR>
<TD ALIGN = Center>4</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>YLM </TD>
 
<TD>ELLAMANCHILI   </TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>18:28</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>18:29</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>57</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>                </TD>
</TR>
<TR>
<TD ALIGN = Center>5</TD>
 
<TD ALIGN = Center>NRP </TD>
<TD>NARSIPATNAM RD </TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>18:43</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>18:44</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>75</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>                </TD>
</TR>
 
<TR>
<TD ALIGN = Center>6</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>TUNI</TD>
<TD>TUNI           </TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>18:59</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>19:00</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>97</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>
 
<TD ALIGN = Center>                </TD>
</TR>
<TR>
<TD ALIGN = Center>7</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>ANV </TD>
<TD>ANNAVARAM      </TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>19:13</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>19:14</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>114</TD>
 
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>                </TD>
</TR>
<TR>
<TD ALIGN = Center>8</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>PAP </TD>
<TD>PITHAPURAM     </TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>19:31</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>19:32</TD>
 
<TD ALIGN = Center>139</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>                </TD>
</TR>
<TR>
<TD ALIGN = Center>9</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>SLO </TD>
<TD>SAMALKOT JN    </TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>19:44</TD>
 
<TD ALIGN = Center>19:45</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>151</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>                </TD>
</TR>
<TR>
<TD ALIGN = Center>10</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>APT </TD>
<TD>ANAPARTI       </TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>
 
<TD ALIGN = Center>20:04</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>20:05</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>177</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>                </TD>
</TR>
<TR>
<TD ALIGN = Center>11</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>RJY </TD>
<TD>RAJAMUNDRY     </TD>
 
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>20:41</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>20:45</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>201</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>                </TD>
</TR>
<TR>
<TD ALIGN = Center>12</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>NDD </TD>
 
<TD>NIDADAVOLU JN  </TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>21:09</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>21:10</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>223</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>                </TD>
</TR>
<TR>
<TD ALIGN = Center>13</TD>
 
<TD ALIGN = Center>TDD </TD>
<TD>TADEPALLIGUDEM </TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>21:27</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>21:28</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>243</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>                </TD>
</TR>
 
<TR>
<TD ALIGN = Center>14</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>EE  </TD>
<TD>ELURU          </TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>22:01</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>22:02</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>291</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>
 
<TD ALIGN = Center>                </TD>
</TR>
<TR>
<TD ALIGN = Center>15</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>BZA </TD>
<TD>VIJAYAWADA JN  </TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>23:40</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>23:55</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>350</TD>
 
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>                </TD>
</TR>
<TR>
<TD ALIGN = Center>16</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>KMT </TD>
<TD>KHAMMAM        </TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>01:13</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>01:15</TD>
 
<TD ALIGN = Center>452</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>2</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>                </TD>
</TR>
<TR>
<TD ALIGN = Center>17</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>WL  </TD>
<TD>WARANGAL       </TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>02:46</TD>
 
<TD ALIGN = Center>02:48</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>559</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>2</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>                </TD>
</TR>
<TR>
<TD ALIGN = Center>18</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>KZJ </TD>
<TD>KAZIPET JN     </TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>
 
<TD ALIGN = Center>03:05</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>03:07</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>569</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>2</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>                </TD>
</TR>
<TR>
<TD ALIGN = Center>19</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>SC  </TD>
<TD>SECUNDERABAD JN</TD>
 
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>05:45</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>05:50</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>701</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>2</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>                </TD>
</TR>
<TR>
<TD ALIGN = Center>20</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>HYB </TD>
 
<TD>HYDERABAD DECAN</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>1</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>06:15</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center><FONT COLOR = red>Destination</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>710</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>2</TD>
<TD ALIGN = Center>                </TD>
</TR>
</TABLE>
</td>
 
</tr>
</table>
 
</BODY>
</HTML>

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by:webvogel
ID: 24348577
Hello navinbabu,

$str = your html code
I changed only the line with the table you want, like this:
<TABLE id="my_table" BORDER ALIGN=center>

(You have to write border="1" or border="0", but not only border)

In the first step I search this table and the second step is the same, I wrote here:
preg_match('#(<TABLE id="my_table".*>.*</TABLE>)#isU', $str, $table);
preg_match_all('#<TR>\s*<TD.*>.*</TD>\s*<TD.*>(.*)</TD>\s*<TD.*>(.*)</TD>#i', $table[1], $res);
 
echo "<pre>"; 
print_r($table[1]);
print_r($res[1]);
print_r($res[2]);

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by:navinbabu
ID: 24348614
Webvogel,

   The page I get cant be modified if anything I have to modify from the code after getting it . I get the entire page using curl function of remote page so I cant change anything in source

   here I have 2 tables with <TABLE BORDER ALIGN=center> for suppose the preg match variable is $res can i acess it with like $res[1][0] or something like that I think I make some sense .

      If yes help me with the code

Thanks for the way around
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by:webvogel
ID: 24348664
If the code is not changing, this will work:
<?php
preg_match('#(<TABLE BORDER ALIGN=center>.*</TABLE>)#isU', $str, $table);
preg_match_all('#<TR>\s*<TD.*>.*</TD>\s*<TD.*>(.*)</TD>\s*<TD.*>(.*)</TD>#i', $table[1], $res);
echo "<pre>";
print_r($table[1]);
print_r($res[1]);
print_r($res[2]);

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by:navinbabu
ID: 24348706
Hello

Array
(
)
Array
(
)


I get this when I excute the code
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webvogel earned 2000 total points
ID: 24348757
Maybe you like this more:
<?php
preg_match_all('#(<TABLE.*>\s*<TR>\s*<TH>.*</TH>.*</TABLE>)#isU', $str, $table);
preg_match_all('#<TR>\s*<TD.*>.*</TD>\s*<TD.*>(.*)</TD>\s*<TD.*>(.*)</TD>#i', $table[1][1], $res);
echo "<pre>";
print_r($table[1][1]);
print_r($res[1]);
print_r($res[2]);
?>

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by:webvogel
ID: 24348772
You put the string like this?
$str = '<HTML> ....</HTML>';

Maybe, the code is not exactly the same, you posted? It has to match.
I get this:
// your table
 
Array
(
    [0] => VSKP
    [1] => DVD 
    [2] => AKP 
    [3] => YLM 
    [4] => NRP 
    [5] => TUNI
    [6] => ANV 
    [7] => PAP 
    [8] => SLO 
    [9] => APT 
    [10] => RJY 
    [11] => NDD 
    [12] => TDD 
    [13] => EE  
    [14] => BZA 
    [15] => KMT 
    [16] => WL  
    [17] => KZJ 
    [18] => SC  
    [19] => HYB 
)
Array
(
    [0] => VISHAKAPATNAM  
    [1] => DUVVADA        
    [2] => ANAKAPALLE     
    [3] => ELLAMANCHILI   
    [4] => NARSIPATNAM RD 
    [5] => TUNI           
    [6] => ANNAVARAM      
    [7] => PITHAPURAM     
    [8] => SAMALKOT JN    
    [9] => ANAPARTI       
    [10] => RAJAMUNDRY     
    [11] => NIDADAVOLU JN  
    [12] => TADEPALLIGUDEM 
    [13] => ELURU          
    [14] => VIJAYAWADA JN  
    [15] => KHAMMAM        
    [16] => WARANGAL       
    [17] => KAZIPET JN     
    [18] => SECUNDERABAD JN
    [19] => HYDERABAD DECAN
)

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by:navinbabu
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Thanks it worked like a charm can u please explain the two preg match statements I know the fundas like (.*) denotes a variable
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by:webvogel
ID: 24348906
\s = space, break and tabulator
. = every sign, not break

* = zero or more times

() = expression (here the result)

# = begin and end of the pattern

i = upper and lower case
s = dot including newlines
U = Ungreedy

My english is not very good, you can read more here:
http://de.php.net/manual/en/book.pcre.php
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by:Roonaan
ID: 24348988
Using the code I showed you in your other questions (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/PHP/Q_24395841.html), you can easily parse each entries second column, or analyze any of the other fields.

If you want to access a specifc column, you would however not do a foreach on $table, but you would work directly on $matches[2] or $matches[7] i assume.
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by:navinbabu
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thanks webvogel I was always jumping around these statements like *. and i and all thoose I never had a clarity .
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