Breaking of strings to create array using split commandWe can break strings to form arrays. We can break by using a pattern or by regular expression. This way we can break strings to create array of string. Here is the syntax.
array split (string pattern, string string [, int limit])
We can specify ( option )the limit of breaking required.
If we have a string with commas ( , ) between the words then we can break it to form arrays. For example here is a string with name of the months separated by commas. We will try to break this by using split command.
$months="Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, July, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov,Dec";
One of the main uses is creating a month date and year from the data entered by the users. Users will enter date in one input box in mm/dd/yy format. We will use this string and break it into three parts storing month, date and year in three different variables for further processing. Here is the code how this works.