Thursday, October 1, 2020

PHP ereg_replace() Function



Hello dear readers! welcome back to another section of my tutorial on PHP. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be studying about the PHP ereg_replace() Function.

The ereg_replace() searches for a string specified by pattern and then replaces the pattern with a replacement if found. Note - The ereg_replace() operates under the same premises as the PHP ereg() function, except for the fact that the functionality is extended to both finding and replacing pattern.

Like ereg(), the ereg_replace() is also case sensitive.

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Syntax

The following is the syntax for the ereg_replace() function -

string ereg_replace (string pattern, string replacement, string originalstring);

Return Value

  • After the replacement has occurred the modified string will be returned.
  • If no matches are found, the string will not be changed.

Example

Following is a simple example -

<?php
   $copy_date = "Copyright 1999";
   $copy_date = ereg_replace("([0-9]+)", "2000", $copy_date);
   
   print $copy_date;
?>

Output

When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -


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Alright guys! This is where we are rounding up for this tutorial post. In my next tutorial post, we will be discussing about the PHP eregi() Function.

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