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Adding spaces to a string

Posted by Chris_Isaac (Chris Isaac), 17 September 2003
I'm sure theres an easy way to do this, but I'm stuck.  What I want to be able to do is format a string of numbers, eg, 01234567890 into smaller chunks like 01234 567890.  I've tried Preg_split, amongst a few others but have been unable to get it to work, I looked at explode but they all seem to want a seperator which insn't there.  

Any help/pointers appreciated.

Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 17 September 2003
$number = "01225708225";
$area = substr($number,0,5);
$num = substr($number,5);
print ("$area $num");

gave me 01225  708225.

Unsure where you want to split; I'm thinking it's a phone number, and if that's the case you need it to be one character earlier in certain circumstances.   The evolution of the phone system hasn't made it easy in this country

Posted by Chris_Isaac (Chris Isaac), 17 September 2003
perfect, thank you.

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