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Tips and Techniques example from a Well House Consultants training course
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This example is described in the following article(s):
   • Crossrefering documents with uniqueness and inconsistency issues - PHP proof of concept demo - [link]

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This example references the following resources:
http://www.wellho.net/pix/$imgname
http://www.wellho.net/demo/robert

Source code: ppq.php Module: H312
<?php

/* Proof of concept demo ...

Match all patterns line (COPY 33/23/44) in a data stream, and produce a
unique list of all those used, with a list of the places they're used.
Patterns are "human edited" so may contain spurious spacing, leading zeros
and all that sort of thing.

*/

# Function to convert elements of a reference into a standard form

function canize($source,$k) {
        
# called as follows: $canonic = canize($gotten,$k);
        # Reduce numbers to next integer down (also strip lead zeros)
        
$val1 floor($source[2][$k]);
        
$val2 floor($source[3][$k]);
        
$val3 floor($source[4][$k]);
        
# Force key characters to upper case
        
$star strtoupper($source[1][$k]);
        
# Rebuild Canonical reference
        
$canon "($star $val1/$val2/$val3)";
        return 
$canon;
        }

# Set up the regular expression to be easy to follow!
# ---------------------------------------------------

# A 4 letter word in capitals, to be captured
$word4c '\s*([A-Z]{4})\s*';
# White Space
$spaces '\s+';
# A number - may have a decimal point and digits thereafter, to be captured
$floatc '\s*(\d+(?:\.\d*)?)\s*';

# Set up an array of arrays to gather all references
$gather = array();
$im_desc = array();

# Find all the matches
# --------------------

foreach (file("robert") as $line) {
        if (
preg_match_all("!\( $word4c $spaces $floatc / $floatc / $floatc \)!x",
                
$line,$gotten)) {
                
# print $line; # Would print matched line
                
for ($k=0$k<count($gotten[0]); $k++) {
                        
# print ($gotten[0][$k]."\n"); # Identify each match

# Canonicalise each match (i.e. reduce to standard form removing human variance)
                        
$canonic canize($gotten,$k);
                        
$parts explode("\t",$line);
# Store image description too
                        
$dt explode("(",$parts[1]);
                        
$im_desc[$parts[0]] = $dt[0];
# Is this a new reference?  If so, create an array member to hold all its matches
                        
if (! is_array($gather[$canonic])) {
                                
$gather[$canonic] = array();
                                }
#┬áStore crossreference (image name in this case) into appropriate array member
                        
array_push($gather[$canonic],$parts[0]);
                }
        }
}

# We now have a table of all the matches. We can sort it and produce a
# result matrix for inclusion in a web page!

ksort($gather);
$html "";
foreach (
array_keys($gather) as $current_ref) {
        
$html .= "<tr valign=top><td>$current_ref</td><td>";
        foreach (
$gather[$current_ref] as $imgname) {
                
$html .= "<a href=http://www.wellho.net/pix/$imgname target=z>";
                
$html .= "$imgname";
                
$html .= "</a>";
                
$html .= " - \"$im_desc[$imgname]\"<br>";
                }
        
$html .= "</td></tr>";
        }

# -----------  In a real application the template (following) would
# -----------  be separated out to keep the look and feel apart from
# -----------  the business logic!

?>
<html>
<head>
<title>Finding all references within a data source</title>
</head>
<body>
<h1>Finding References</h1>

Scenario - we have a volume of data records that contains numerous
references of the form (XXXX DDD/DDD/DD) where XXXX are capital
letters and DD and DDD are digits. We want to find all those
references and list them, with the data key with which they are
associated.   Some of the references may be duplicates, some
records may have multiple references, and as the refernces may
be human edited that are liable to be varied a bit - for example
we could find the number 16 represented as 16, 16.0, 16. and
even 0016.<br><br>

<b>Here are the RESULTS ... you can see the source code from links
at the base of this page. The data is
<a href=http://www.wellho.net/demo/robert>here</a></b><br>
<table><?= $html ?></table>
<br>
</body>
</html>

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This module and example are covered on the following public courses:
 * PHP Techniques
 * Intermediate PHP - weekend course / hobby / club / leisure users
 * PHP Programming
 * Learning to program in PHP
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