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how to format a phone number to leave only numbers and spaces
Let's say I wish to take an input field which is a phone number, and strip out everything that is not a number or a space. For instance...
(01234) 567890 would become 01234 567980 (not 01234567890).
I just don't know how to configure the POSIX part of the ereg_replace statement. I've tried about a bazillion approaches but have come up empty.
Should be a quite simple one for you big-brains out there!
You could use str_replace [php.net].
$phone = str_replace(array('(',')',array(),$phone);
$phone = preg_replace('/[^\d\s]+/','',$phone);
\d = digit
\s = space
^ not operator, when the first character inside a character class
 character class
+ one or more
Summary: replace one or more instances of anything not a digit or space in the string "$phone" with an empty string.
Like it guys!
Thanks for your speedy and effecient responses, and an extra thanks to rocknbil for the explanation to go with!
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