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explode with dash not working - why?

Posted on 2009-07-06
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I've attached the entire code snippet, include my debug echos ;-)

If $datetext is: 6/2/2009, the code works as expected.

If $datetext is: 6-2-2009, it doesn't. In the "assume dash is the delimiter" section of the code, $datearray is empty! I can't for the life of me figure out why!
if (!strpos($datetext, '/')) {
			// assume dash is the delimiter because no slashes found
			echo 'Dashes <br />';
			echo 'Date text is: ' . $datetext . '<br />';
			$datearrary = explode("-",$datetext);  // break into pieces: month, day, year
			echo 'datearray <br />';
			print_r($datearray);
			echo '<br />';
		} else {
			// assume / is the delimiter
			echo 'Slashes <br />';
			$datearray = explode("/",$datetext); // break into pieces: month, day, year
			echo 'datearray <br />';
			print_r($datearray);
			echo '<br />';
		}
		//if it wasn't a valid date string syntactically, or it was syntactically ok but an
		//invalid date (like 12/34/2009) this will catch it.
		return (checkdate($datearray[0],$datearray[1],$datearray[2])); //true or false

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$datearrary = explode("-",$datetext);  // break

datearray is spelled wrong
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by:alicia1234
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Duh. ;-)
It's been a long day.
Thanks!
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we all have them.
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