What do you want it to look like in the text boxes? If you just want to take out the two parentheses, you can use strstr to get the index of the ")" string to use in your substring statement.
http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.strstr.php I hope this helps! -Natalie -----Original Message----- From: CÚsar Aracena [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 12:36 PM To: PHP General List Subject: [PHP] Other than substr Hi all. I need to show up some data from a DB which consist of phone numbers with area code. They're stored like (xxxx) xxxxxxxx. What is the best approach to print them into some textboxes so they can be edited? I'm using substr but area codes (inside parenthesis) goes from 3 to 5 numbers, so sometimes the closing parenthesis is showed and other times even the first number from the actual number is also showed. Can I use regex instead? How is it used? I tried to figure it out in the PHP manual, but it is NOT written in my level of English. Thanks in advance, <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Cesar Aracena CE / MCSE+I Neuquen, Argentina +54.299.6356688 +54.299.4466621 -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php