PHP sscanf() Function

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what is the syntax of the SSCANF() function in php?

stringRequired. Specifies the string to read
formatRequired. Specifies the format to use.Possible format values:%% – Returns a percent sign%c – The character according to the ASCII value%d – Signed decimal number (negative, zero or positive)%e – Scientific notation using a lowercase (e.g. 1.2e+2)%u – Unsigned decimal number (equal to or greather than zero)%f – Floating-point number%o – Octal number%s – String%x – Hexadecimal number (lowercase letters)%X – Hexadecimal number (uppercase letters)Additional format values. These are placed between the % and the letter (example %.2f):+ (Forces both + and – in front of numbers. By default, only negative numbers are marked)’ (Specifies what to use as padding. Default is space. Must be used together with the width specifier. Example: %’x20s (this uses “x” as padding)- (Left-justifies the variable value)[0-9] (Specifies the minimum width held of to the variable value).[0-9] (Specifies the number of decimal digits or maximum string length)Note: If multiple additional format values are used, they must be in the same order as above.
arg1Optional. The first variable to store data in
arg2Optional. The second variable to store data in
arg++Optional. The third, fourth, and so on, to store data in
PHP SSCANF() method

examples of the SSCANF() function

Example 1. In this example, we parse a string.

$str = "age:30 weight:60kg";
sscanf($str,"age:%d weight:%dkg",$age,$weight);
// show types and values

Example 1. In this example, we use the format values %s, %d and %c.

$str = "If you divide 4 by 2 you'll get 2";
$format = sscanf($str,"%s %s %s %d %s %d %s %s %c");

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