php split command

example of a string : Big Medium(20,2) Small(25,3)

1) want to redefined it to big medium small    - so it need remove all (xxxxx) and convert to small letter

2)  another is split it into array

expert pls help
john80988Asked:
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oheilConnect With a Mentor Commented:
new=strtolower(preg_replace("/\(.*\)/","","Big Medium(20,2) Small(25,3)"));

array=explode(new," ");

The use of split is deprecated.
Can you give the first a test? I cant test it from here right now.

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oheilConnect With a Mentor Commented:
array=explode(" ",new);
is right. Mangled the parameters.

Oli
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SStoryCommented:
Something like this..you may have to tweak it.
<?php
$inputstring="Big Medium(20,2) Small(25,3)";
$newstring="";
$instrlen=strlen($inputstring);
$inparens=false;

for ($i=1; $i<$instrlen; $i++)
  {
       //get a char
        $c=substr($inputstring,$i,1);

        //eval the char
       switch ($c) {
           case '(':
                //started the ( section; eat everything until we find a )
                $inparens=true;
                break;
           case ')':
                //found ) so stop eating chars
                $inparens=false;
                break;
           default:
                //do this otherwise
               if ($inparens) {
                   //do nothing, i.e. eat the chars
                   //this isn't necessary, but here for clarity
               }
               else {
                   //we aren't in parens so continue buiding our new string
                   $newstring=$newstring . $c;
               }
       }//switch
  }//for
?>

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When this is done $newstring should contain the string without the ( ) and anything between them.

the following will split it at every space; you'll need to set that to an array
split(" ", $newstring);

However it says the above is deprecated.
http://php.net/manual/en/function.split.php

I highly suggest that you do a little reading when trying to do these. A good reference is found here:
http://www.php.net/manual/en/index.php
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oheilCommented:
Here we go now tested:
<?php

$new=strtolower(preg_replace("/\(.*\)/U","","Big Medium(20,2) Small(25,3)"));
print($new);
$array=explode(" ",$new);
print_r($array);

?>
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