Asked  7 Months ago    Answers:  5   Viewed   41 times

In PHP, I have an array of variables that are ALL strings. Some of the values stored are numeric strings with commas.

What I need:

A way to trim the commas from strings, and ONLY do this for numeric strings. This isn't as straightforward as it looks. The main reason is that the following fails:

$a = "1,435";

if(is_numeric($a))
    $a = str_replace(',', '', $a);

This fails because $a = "1435" is numeric. But $a = "1,435" is not numeric. Because some of the strings I get will be regular sentences with commas, I can't run a string replace on every string.

 Answers

33

Not tested, but probably something like if(preg_match("/^[0-9,]+$/", $a)) $a = str_replace(...)

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
 
axiomer
answered 7 Months ago
16

You could use preg_replace to swap out all non-numeric characters and the comma and period/full stop as follows:

$testString = '12.322,11T';
echo preg_replace('/[^0-9,.]+/', '', $testString);

The pattern can also be expressed as /[^d,.]+/

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
 
Muazam
answered 7 Months ago
97

Your array is quite strange : why not just use the key as index, and the value as... the value ?

Wouldn't it be a lot easier if your array was declared like this :

$array = array(
    1 => 'Awaiting for Confirmation', 
    2 => 'Asssigned', 
    3 => 'In Progress', 
    4 => 'Completed', 
    5 => 'Mark As Spam', 
);

That would allow you to use your values of key as indexes to access the array...

And you'd be able to use functions to search on the values, such as array_search() :

$indexCompleted = array_search('Completed', $array);
unset($array[$indexCompleted]);

$indexSpam = array_search('Mark As Spam', $array);
unset($array[$indexSpam]);

var_dump($array);

Easier than with your array, no ?



Instead, with your array that looks like this :

$array = array(
    array('key' => 1, 'value' => 'Awaiting for Confirmation'), 
    array('key' => 2, 'value' => 'Asssigned'), 
    array('key' => 3, 'value' => 'In Progress'), 
    array('key' => 4, 'value' => 'Completed'), 
    array('key' => 5, 'value' => 'Mark As Spam'), 
);

You'll have to loop over all items, to analyse the value, and unset the right items :

foreach ($array as $index => $data) {
    if ($data['value'] == 'Completed' || $data['value'] == 'Mark As Spam') {
        unset($array[$index]);
    }
}
var_dump($array);

Even if do-able, it's not that simple... and I insist : can you not change the format of your array, to work with a simpler key/value system ?

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
 
hjalpmig
answered 7 Months ago
18

I don't think you can do this using any of the search and replace functions, so you'll have to code up the replace yourself.

It looks to me like this problem works well with explode(). So, using the example token generator you provided, the solution looks like this:

$shrapnel = explode('%%token%%', $str);
$newStr = '';
for ($i = 0; $i < count($shrapnel); ++$i)  {
    // The last piece of the string has no token after it, so we special-case it
    if ($i == count($shrapnel) - 1)
        $newStr .= $shrapnel[$i];
    else
        $newStr .= $shrapnel[$i] . rand(100,10000);
}
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
 
clean_coding
answered 7 Months ago
68

You can use this function:

function str_lreplace($search, $replace, $subject)
{
    $pos = strrpos($subject, $search);

    if($pos !== false)
    {
        $subject = substr_replace($subject, $replace, $pos, strlen($search));
    }

    return $subject;
}
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
 
mertak
answered 5 Months ago
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