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PHP change from days to day text

Posted on 2013-01-25
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Hi guys,

I have a variable called $remind_days I'm printing on a page.

When the variable is 1 I want the sentence I'm printing to read 1 day and when it's more than one day to read days (e.g. 3 days).

Here's the code for the line:

You have an active reminder for every ' . $remind_days.  ' days of inactivity

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Try:
You have an active reminder for every ' . $remind_days.  ' day' . ((1 == $remind_days) ? '' : 's') . ' of inactivity

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by:TLN_CANADA
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Thanks so much Robert!
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by:TLN_CANADA
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I also need to alter it slightly to do the same on this line, I'm not quite sure how to do this though.

$message = "Greetings $pieces[0], \n\n As you'd asked us before, we're reminding you that you have not logged any exercise in $days days.

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by:Robert Schutt
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Since you're using double quotes there it should be:
$message = "Greetings $pieces[0], \n\n As you'd asked us before, we're reminding you that you have not logged any exercise in $days day" . ((1 == $days) ? '' : 's') . ".

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I assume something else is following that otherwise don't forget to end the line with:
";

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by:TLN_CANADA
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Yes, that's correct. I assume this is correct now? It's a cron script so I can't check it.

$message = "Greetings $pieces[0], \n\n As you'd asked us before, we're reminding you that you have not logged any exercise in $days day" . ((1 == $days) ? '' : 's') . ". \n\n Hope to see you soon! \n\n";

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by:Robert Schutt
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It looks ok but you should never assume. Of course you can test, just take the relevant pieces of the code and hard-code some values. Something like:
$username = "Robert Schutt";
$pieces = explode(" ", $username);
$days = 1;
$message = "Greetings $pieces[0], \n\n As you'd asked us before, we're reminding you that you have not logged any exercise in $days day" . ((1 == $days) ? '' : 's') . ". \n\n Hope to see you soon! \n\n";
echo $message;

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and then test it with $days = 1 (the value being tested) and one or more other values.
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by:TLN_CANADA
ID: 38821085
Works like a charm! Thank you very much mate!
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