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remove part of string in php

Posted on 2011-03-09
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Hi all,

I have a string in a variable and I need to remove the question mark and everything before it.

Here is the string:

/website/docs/Ed/?ref=documents

I need to remove the Question mark itself and everything before it.

Hope you can help

Thanks

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Question by:error77
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by:darren-w-
ID: 35083895
<?php
$string = "/website/docs/Ed/?ref=documents";
echo substr(strrchr($string, "?"),1);
//returns ref=document
?>

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by:error77
ID: 35084003
hmm it's returning:

bool(false)

Does it matter that the string is an array?    There's only 1 instance of the question mark :o/
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darren-w- earned 500 total points
ID: 35084053
yes, this only works on a string, so you will need to isolate it, ie:
<?php
$string = array("/website/docs/Ed/?ref=documents");
echo substr(strrchr($string[0], "?"),1);
//returns ref=document
?>

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by:error77
ID: 35084569
It's still returning:

bool(false)


This is what I'm doing:

$myNewArray = substr(strrchr($myArray[0], "?"),1);

Then:

var_dump(myNewArray);

I'm I doing this wrong?

Thanks

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by:error77
ID: 35084692
OK, this is the contents of the array:

array(4) {
    ["onene"]=> string(38) "/website/docs/Ed/?ref=documents"
    ["counter"]=> string(1) "0"
    ["request"]=> string(424) "gfddfg-yE4.ggffJlWfffiJ9"
    ["ggfTwo"]=> string(199) "\"uid=1223321232&access=543%7C2._I543tBpygZGg__.340.1qadgebf3vlgU&expires=12965&sig=66555544\""
   
    }

Hope this helps

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by:error77
ID: 35085027
Got it working in the end. Thanks :)
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