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Hi Everyone!

I have a question. How do I insert characters into a string before I echo it to the browser?

In my database, I store phone numbers as 10 digit numbers (5555555555)

Assuming that I extract a row from the database and now the following is true:

$row[phone] is equal to 5555555555

But I need to know how to insert a hyphen after the third and sixth character so I can echo it as:

555-555-5555


If anyone can help, I would appreciate it. Thanks!

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First you need to split it into the 3 parts

[code]$a = substr ($row['phone'], 0, 3);
$b = substr ($row['phone'], 3, 3);
$c = substr ($row['phone'], 6, 4);

echo "$a-$b-$c";[/code]

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[!--quoteo(post=358221:date=Mar 25 2006, 09:59 AM:name=Barand)--][div class=\'quotetop\']QUOTE(Barand @ Mar 25 2006, 09:59 AM) [snapback]358221[/snapback][/div][div class=\'quotemain\'][!--quotec--]
First you need to split it into the 3 parts

[code]$a = substr ($row['phone'], 0, 3);
$b = substr ($row['phone'], 3, 3);
$c = substr ($row['phone'], 6, 4);

echo "$a-$b-$c";[/code]
[/quote]



Works like a charm. Exactly what I needed. Thanks, Barand!

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