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Old 04-02-2005, 11:16 PM   #1
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PHP regexp problem

Hi all,

I have a small problem with regular expression with PHP.
I want to retrive the all data from mySQL found at the beginning of field.

In mySQL field there is some data like:


I was trying to retrieve from the following query

$what = “Ab”;
$sql_query = "SELECT *FROM table WHERE '^$what' regexp UserName and Level =2 ORDER BY UserName";

return blank

But not working without any error warring.
But if I am giving the full value for $what variable it is working with one record.

$what = “Abdul”;
$sql_query = "SELECT *FROM table WHERE '^$what' regexp UserName and Level =2 ORDER BY UserName";
return only Abdul

I will be very approcate if any one bring me in good way.

Thank You
Old 04-03-2005, 06:37 AM   #2
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It might help if you put the command in the correct order

This line works on my system, but swapping the field and regexp returns null:

select * from table where UserName regexp '^Ab';

After that, if you're still having trouble, make sure PHP is replacing the embedded variable in the query string properly.
Old 04-03-2005, 07:35 AM   #3
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HI CroMagnon,

Thank you for your reply.

Really it was waht i was needed. it is working perfactly.

Thank You


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