NightMICU NightMICU - 5 months ago 29
PHP Question

Formatting Phone Numbers in PHP

Greetings,

I am working on an SMS app and need to be able to convert the sender's phone number from +11234567890 to 123-456-7890 so it can be compared to records in a MySQL database. The numbers are stored in the latter format for use elsewhere on the site and I would rather not change that format as it would require modifying a lot of code.

How would I go about this with PHP?

Thanks!

Answer
$data = '+11234567890';

if(  preg_match( '/^\+\d(\d{3})(\d{3})(\d{4})$/', $data,  $matches ) )
{
    $result = $matches[1] . '-' .$matches[2] . '-' . $matches[3];
    return $result;
}
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