Thanks. That works perfectly.
David Smith

-----Original Message-----
From: CPT John W. Holmes [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2003 3:36 PM
To: David Smith; php-db
Subject: Re: [PHP-DB] Formatting numbers

>  I am a little new to PHP, but I am trying to pull numbers from a database
> that has both phone numbers and social security numbers for a client. My
> Client doesn't want the numbers to come out like 5555555555 but (555)
> 555-5555. My question is can I use format_number() to do this and if so
> do I make it change from a comma and every three spaces to fit the formats
> above? I know that this is probably pretty simple, but I can't seem to
> the answer anywhere (possibly right under my freakin' nose :D).

Use substr() to grab the pieces you want and add formatting around them.

---John Holmes...

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