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<?php $string = "00 a 51 - a9b!_ "; function splitNumsFromChars($haystack) { // yes this is litteraly what it does. the function name says it all. hahahahhaaha :)))) $numbers = ""; // init $chars = ""; // init preg_match_all("/(\d*)(\D*)/", $haystack, $matches); foreach($matches[1] as $match) { $numbers .= is_numeric($match) ? $match : ''; } foreach($matches[2] as $match) { $chars .= !is_numeric($match) ? $match : ''; } $return['numbers'] = $numbers; $return['chars'] = $chars; return $return; } var_dump(splitNumsFromChars($string));
Output for 4.3.0 - 7.1.0
array(2) { ["numbers"]=> string(5) "00519" ["chars"]=> string(11) " a - ab!_ " }