I hope you are doing well.
I am currently working on a PHP project where I am using the Smarty template engine. I have come across a situation where I need to check if a string matches a specific pattern using regular expressions.
I am familiar with regular expressions in general, but I am not sure how to implement them within the PHP/Smarty context.
Here is an example of what I am trying to achieve:
I have a string and I want to check if it follows the pattern of having three digits, followed by a hyphen, and then two more digits (e.g., 123-45).
I know that in PHP, I can use the `preg_match()` function to check for a match with regular expressions. But with Smarty templates, I am a bit lost.
Can anyone guide me on how to use regular expressions and `preg_match()` within the Smarty template? Is there a specific Smarty function or syntax that I should be using?
Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance!