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Compare variable content to a string

Hi folks, I tried using javascript but it made it too convoluted, so here we go:

I need to retrieve a variable from a form in php that is named $url, I must compare this variable to the text "Tr123", and if this text is anywhere within the variable I need to echo "ok", else I need it to echo "no". I'm having a problem on finding out how to check for the content with only php...

Any help would be much appreciated, Cheers!

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8/22/2022 - Mon

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Chris Stanyon

Try using the strrpos() function.

$myVar = "Tr123";
$formVariable = $_POST['url'];

if (strrpos($formVariable, $myVar)) {
     echo "OK";
} else { 
     echo "No";

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Here's the manual page for it - http://php.net/manual/en/function.strrpos.php

chrisStanyon, your solution will not work in the case that the string starts with Tr123. strpos would return 0 which would resolve to false, meaning "No" would be printed despite the fact that it is in the string.

It may not be an issue here, but just thought it was worth a mention.
Chris Stanyon

Well spotted :)
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Walt Forbes

Caused myself a lot of issues with that in the past... you live and learn...