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[SOLVED] [Solved] Specialized Searching, Search for parts of strings.


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Hello Everyone,

I am looking for some help on a specialised searching function.


Here is what I have.


Bob;Joe;Jim;Another Example Name;


This is contained in an SQL database, each of these are tags for a product such as things made for computers only or just made for cars. I would like to search for a ; and save only what is before it.


Here is kinda what I think.  the {} are just for more explanation

$char = ;


now copy the stuff before the ;

for the next copy from ; number 2 to ; number 1. and so on and so forth.


Please help if you have any ideas.


PS if you dont understand please reply and I will try to explain more. I know i didnt explain it too well. Thanks again

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i think what you want is Explode()


$names = "John;Sally;Susan;Chris";

$nameArray = explode(";",$names);


now what you have is an array of names where you can go through each one individually

$nameArray[0] = "John"

$nameArray[1] = "Sally"



if this isn't what you want you need to explain more about exactly what you are searching for and what you want to do with the data

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