$sql = "select fieldname from tablename";
$Results = mysql_query($sql, $DBLink);
$Row = mysql_fetch_array($Results);
$fieldname = $Row["fieldname"];
$Date = explode("-", $fieldname);
$Year = $Date[2];

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andre Dubuc [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 12, 2002 4:11 PM
> Subject: [PHP] Extracting from an Array
> I have a db field, type varchar, that is actually a 'date' 
> string formatted 
> as dd-mm-YYYY. I used type 'varchar' (rather than type 
> 'date') since I had to 
> accomplish other things with it.
> Now, however, I do need to extract the Year (the last four 
> digits in the 
> array). I've tried to access the array $_SESSION['expiry'] 
> but I don't know 
> how to explode this array to extract all characters in last 
> item after the 
> last separator : i.e. '-YYYY'.  I've used "-" as the 
> separator, but I just 
> get the first number of the last part of the array, i.e.: '-Y'.
> Is there a way of extracting all characters in that array?
> I've tried a bunch of combinations, but I obviously don't 
> understand the 
> basic mechanics of array manipulation or 'slicing'. If 
> someone could point me 
> to a good resource, or explain what I'm doing wrong, I would 
> greatly any 
> assistance.
> Tia,
> Andre
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