I wouldn't recommend ereg() unless you have some complex pattern matching to
do. If you're always looking for the same string, in the same spot,then just
use substr(). Now...if you want to match _any_ 3 numbers, etc, then that's
when ereg() comes into play.

---John Holmes...

----- Original Message -----
From: "Justin French" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 8:15 AM
Subject: Re: [PHP] String check


eregi() is the go... whilst the documentation is pretty thin on the actual
expressions, '^' checks for the pattern at the begining of a string.

<?

if(eregi('^324', $string)) {
    //
    // it did begin with "324"
    //
} else {
    //
    // it didn't
    //
}

?>

Justin French
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http://Indent.com.au
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on 30/04/02 10:03 PM, David Orn Johannsson ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:

> Is ther any function that I could use to check if a string beguins wiht
> a certin set of numbers, like
> if string starts_w "324" {
> do some stuff;
> }
>
> Regards, David
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