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need regular expression(find date and numbers)

     
5:30 pm on Aug 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Hi
i have a string with this type content:
" 2012-02-12 my name is Smith . 2020-11-05 hello world 1234678... "
i want to get all dates and replace thats with other string.
i need regular expression for fetch dates.
please help me

thanks
5:31 pm on Aug 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Let's see your example code...
6:07 pm on Aug 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

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$string = '
John Smith birth date : 1989-02-11
Joe Smith birth date : 1991-09-10
Kitty Smith birth date : 1977-12-01
Lora Smith birth date : 1984-05-25
Josef Smith birth date : 1995-02-14
';
////Simulated Codes
in string foreach $birthdate as $date
$unixtime = strtotime(date);
replcae(date ,$unixtime )
endforeach

10:07 pm on Aug 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Seems like overkill. Do you have code at an earlier stage that forces dates into the form you've shown, yyyy-mm-dd ? If so you should be able to just tweak that code and work backward.

Picking up the yyyy-mm-dd piece as a raw Regular Expression, independent of content,* is so trivial that I'm not going to insult your intelligence by writing it out.So I assume you're really asking something a little more complicated ;)


* That is, if you don't care whether the person claims to have been born on 2012-08-05 or 1776-02-31 or even 2555-55-55. If the first-round code was careful, the third form will definitely never occur, probably not the second and maybe not the first.
 

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