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Preg match all pulling out a <table> from the code

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Hello there

I m getting the code by using curl function I want to pull out the table that is from line number 72 to line number 327 in the code below I want the contents of the table from the second tr that is from line number 86 . Please assist me with the code on how to proceed with preg match all



<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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Question by:navinbabu
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Roonaan earned 500 total points
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Assuming that the variable $text holds the example html you have included, you can use this code:


<?php
 
# Define a partial regexp for <td>'s
$tdStart = '<TD[^>]*>\s*';
$tdEnd   = '\s*</TD>\s*';
 
# Construct the partial regexps for each column
$col[] = $tdStart.'(\d+)'.$tdEnd;
$col[] = $tdStart.'([a-z]+)'.$tdEnd;
$col[] = $tdStart.'([a-z ]+)'.$tdEnd;
$col[] = $tdStart.'(\d+)'.$tdEnd;
$col[] = $tdStart.'([\d\:]+)'.$tdEnd;
$col[] = $tdStart.'(.*?)'.$tdEnd;
$col[] = $tdStart.'(\d+)'.$tdEnd;
$col[] = $tdStart.'(\d+)'.$tdEnd;
 
# combine all columns into a expression that matches a full row (Except the last empty td and the last </tr>)
$preg = '#<TR>\s*'.implode('',$col).'#ims';
 
# Instantiate the array that will hold the results
$table = array();
 
# Execute the regular expression
if(preg_match_all($preg, $text, $matches)) {
        # Process the match results
	foreach($matches[0] as $index  => $row) {
		$table[] = array(
			@$matches[1][$index]
			,@$matches[2][$index]
			,@$matches[3][$index]
			,@$matches[4][$index]
			,@$matches[5][$index]
			,strip_tags(@$matches[6][$index])
			,@$matches[7][$index]
			,@$matches[8][$index]
		);
	}	
	
	echo '<pre>';
	print_r($table);
} else {
	echo 'No matches';
}
 
?>

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