troubleshooting Question

How to Remove Characters from a String Using PHP

Avatar of Paul Konstanski
Paul KonstanskiFlag for United States of America asked on
PHP
4 Comments2 Solutions174 ViewsLast Modified:
I know there is a much better way to do this.  I have an input string and people sometimes hit the wrong character when they're trying to enter a word.

If the input string is "myword\" or "]myword" or "/myword"  (without quotes) I need it converted to: "myword"

Using long hand PHP code, I get what I want this way. But I know there's a much better way. Please inform me oh wise ones...

$rawtext = "myword\";
$value = str_replace("\\", "", $value); 
$value = str_replace("/", "", $value); 
$value = str_replace("]", "", $value); 
die ("Rawtext starts as [".$rawtext."] outputs a value of [".$value."]");

This will display: Rawtext starts as [myword\] outputs a value of [myword]

Thanks.
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
Join our community to see this answer!
Unlock 2 Answers and 4 Comments.
Start Free Trial
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 2 Answers and 4 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros