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PHP w/ Regex? Removing anything not containing the following.

Most of my links contain something that gets changed in the future like

(%word1%)
(%word2%)
(%domain%)
(%id%)

However, I don't want INCORRECT variables to be added, when they hit save I want them to delete unless its one of the ABOVE. the vars are always wrapped in (% and %). So something like this:

Hello (%word1%), This is a test (%shoulddelete%) (%word2%)
would become
Hello (%word1%), This is a test  (%word2%)

Any advice?
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Valleriani
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Terry WoodsIT GuruCommented:
This works:
$txt = preg_replace("/\(%(?!(?:word1|word2|domain|id)%)\w+%\)/","",$txt);

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Terry WoodsIT GuruCommented:
Alternatively, you could just remove anything matching \(%\w+%\) once you've substituted all the variable you have.
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