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need to extract price range from a text

Posted on 2010-11-21
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Last Modified: 2012-05-10
i need to extrac the price range like $XX-$XXX USD, from text. the X may be single digit or many digits to follow. any help with this.
Question by:rajccs
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dsmile earned 2000 total points
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Try this
$pattern = '/(\$[0-9]+-\$[0-9]+ USD)/';
echo $string = <<< TXT
dummy text dummy text dummy text $112-$1324 USD dummy text dummy text 
dummy text dummy text $1312-$13624 USD dummy text dummy text dummy text $14412-$13244 USD dummy text dummy text 
dummy text $1012-$13244 USD dummy text dummy text dummy text $112-$13242 USD dummy text dummy text 
preg_match_all($pattern, $string, $result);

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ID: 34182723
Try dsmile code, but with:

$pattern = '/(\$[0-9]+)-(\$[0-9]+)/';

this will split every $XX-$XXX into lower and upper boundary
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by:Terry Woods
ID: 34193694

$pattern = '/(\$[0-9.]+)-(\$[0-9.]+)/';

if you want to allow cents...

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