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PHP - find substring within string

Posted on 2010-08-24
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Hi,
I have a list of files within a directory,
Is there an easy way to get the number in the string between "AD" and "_" with PHP?

/home/mysite/public_html/uploads/110/AD11026_6_small.jpg
/home/mysite/public_html/uploads/AD12026_15.jpg
/home/mysite/public_html/uploads/120/AD156_4.jpg

Thanks in advance for your comments
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Question by:sabecs
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by:mhenry20
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Could use:

$numpart = substr($wholestring,2,strpos($wholestring,'_'));

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by:honestman31
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Do u need to get the list in text file ? or u have the list in text format already ?
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by:mhenry20
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Hi Sabecs,

I should clarify, in my example $wholestring refers to the string variable holding the directory location.

ie:
$wholestring = '/home/mysite/public_html/uploads/110/AD11026_6_small.jpg'

Thanks,
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Correction:

$numpart = substr($wholestring,strpos($wholestring,'/AD'),strpos($wholestring,'_'));

Forgot to account for all the stuff before AD.

Thanks
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$ending = string substr ( $string , strrchr($string,"AD") ,strlen ( $string ) )

$number = string substr ( $ending ,0, strrchr($ending ,"_") ) )
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These are all good ways to find the number in a single filename. And you could explode on \n to make an array of filenames and foreach that. However If you want to just find all the numbers then pregmatch is the way to go. I don't have the syntax in front of me but it will creat an array of matches to a regex all with one line of code.
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Thanks for your help...
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