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Best way to strip dollar amounts of unwanted characters

Posted on 2016-08-01
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Hi,
I have a simple form with one field... 'discount'
My users may type all kinds of crazy variations unfortunately. I'm hoping to get a dependable way of stripping it to the actual amount they mean.

Possible input:
$12,932.99
or
12,999
or
12999
etc.

I need to round up to the closet dollar
Remove zeros after decimal (including the decimal)
Get rid of any dollar signs etc. that aren't numbers

I've tried a few variations with rtrim, regex, num_format etc. but can't pull it all together.
Hoping someone can assist.
Below is just one attempt :)
$discount = rtrim($request->input('discount'), "0");
$discount = preg_replace('/[^\d]+/', '', $discount);

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<?php // demo/temp_tjyoung.php
/**
 * https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28960760/Best-way-to-strip-dollar-amounts-of-unwanted-characters.html
 *
 * https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/7830/A-Quick-Tour-of-Test-Driven-Development.html
 *
 */
error_reporting(E_ALL);
echo '<pre>';


function number_value($str, $ndec=2)
{
    $rgx
    = '#'         // REGEX DELIMITER
    . '['         // CHARACTER CLASS
    . '^'         // NEGATION - MATCH NONE OF THESE
    . '0-9-.'     // ACCEPTABLE CHARACTERS
    . ']'         // END CHARACTER CLASS
    . '#'         // REGEX DELIMITER
    ;
    $num = preg_replace($rgx, NULL, $str);
    $val = number_format($num, $ndec, '.', '');
    return $val;
}

$testdata = array
( '$12,932.99'
, '12,999'
, '12999'
, '-3'
)
;
foreach ($testdata as $value)
{
    echo PHP_EOL . $value;
    echo PHP_EOL . number_value($value, 0);
    echo PHP_EOL;
}

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Outputs number values suitable for use in a MySQL query
$12,932.99
12933

12,999
12999

12999
12999

-3
-3

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by:tjyoung
ID: 41737824
Way better solution!
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