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#1 Mr Chris

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 12:28 PM

If I call out:

<? php echo $variable; ?>

and it calls out a_specific_word (for example)

how can I make it uppercase and get rid of the underscores even if I don't know what text is contained in $variable?

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#2 AndyB

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 12:34 PM

$variable = strtoupper(str_replace("_","",$variable));

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 12:36 PM


$variable = "a_specific_word";
$variable = strtoupper(str_replace('_',' ',$variable));
echo $variable;

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#4 Mr Chris

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 01:13 PM

Cheers Guys,

But say it's not called $variable?

Ie I have several on my page named anything: eg $variable1, $variable2 etc...

Is there just anyway I can say make it uppercase and drop the underscore for ALL variables?

Thanks

Chris

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 01:50 PM

Like this ??

<?php
function clean($variable) {
    echo strtoupper(str_replace("_","",$variable));
}

$abcd = "this_is_lower_case";
clean($abcd);
?>

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 02:13 PM

Thanks, but don't get that - surely you are having to tell the page each variable name, when I just want it to say Ooooh there's a variable, i'll make that uppercase and drop any underscores from that?

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Chris

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 02:37 PM

The 'problem' is that somehow the display script needs to know that "this_is_important" is just plain text but another case of "this_is_important" happens to be a variable string so it should be changed to THISISIMPORTANT.

Presumably, you already know which bits of text are just text and which bits are actually variables, so instead of echo $banana you would need to echo clean($banana).

Does that help?
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