Hi i need to extract to the postcode sector from a full postcode.
See below for to see how i need this to return.
User inputs "BA12 3GH" Script Returns >> "BA12"
User inputs "H2 3NM" Script Returns >> "H2"
$postcode = 'BA12 3GH'; // If you want both parts, do list($sector, $otherpart) = ... list($sector) = explode(' ', $postcode); echo $sector;
(you should add
, 2 in the
explode if you want to extract both parts, so if the inputs
AA BB CC then
To make things better, you need to understand the format of a postcode, which consists of outcode and incode. for instance, "BA12 3GH", BA12 is the outcode and 3GH is incode. The outcode can be 2-4 chars, such as B1, EH16. However, the incode always is three chars, starts with a digit, and followed with two chars. For more information about the format rules: http://www.ukpostcode.net/uk-postcodes-formatting-rules-wiki-6.html
Thus, it will become very clear.
$sector = trim(substr($postcode,0,-3));
Scripts above will also work when user input postcode without space between outcode and incode.