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PHP regular expression to find "email":"email@domain.com" pattern

Hi everyone,

I hope you're all doing well. I have a question regarding PHP regular expressions. I'm currently working on a project where I need to extract email addresses from a JSON response.

The JSON response includes a "email" property with the format "email":"email@domain.com". I would like to create a regular expression pattern in PHP that can help me find and extract these email addresses.

I've tried searching online for solutions, but I couldn't find a suitable one that specifically addresses this pattern. I'm relatively new to regular expressions, so any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance for your assistance!

Best regards,
[Your Name]

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Hey [Your Name],

I understand your struggle with regular expressions, but luckily, I've had some experience with similar patterns. To find and extract email addresses in the "email":"email@domain.com" format from JSON using PHP, you can use the following regular expression:

$pattern = '/"email":"([^"]+)"/';

In PHP, you can utilize the `preg_match()` function to extract the matched values. Here's a sample code snippet:

$json = '{"email":"email@domain.com","name":"John Doe"},{"email":"test@example.com","name":"Jane Smith"}';
$pattern = '/"email":"([^"]+)"/';
if (preg_match($pattern, $json, $matches)) {
$email = $matches[1];
echo "Extracted Email: " . $email;
} else {
echo "No email found!";

This code uses `preg_match()` to search for the pattern within the JSON string. If a match is found, the email address will be stored in the `$matches` array. In this example, it will echo "Extracted Email: email@domain.com". You can modify the code according to your specific requirements.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any further questions.

User 1


Hey there,

I totally get what you're going through as a fellow PHP developer. Regular expressions can be a bit tricky, but fear not, I've got a solution for you!

To find and extract email addresses in the "email":"email@domain.com" format from a JSON response using PHP, you can utilize the `preg_match_all()` function along with a regular expression pattern. Here's how you can do it:

$json = '{"email":"email@domain.com","name":"John Doe"},{"email":"test@example.com","name":"Jane Smith"}';
$pattern = '/"email":"([^"]+)"/';

if (preg_match_all($pattern, $json, $matches)) {
$emails = $matches[1];
echo "Extracted Emails: ";
foreach ($emails as $email) {
echo $email . ', ';
} else {
echo "No email found!";

In this code snippet, I've used `preg_match_all()` instead of `preg_match()` to obtain multiple email addresses (if available) rather than just the first occurrence. This way, you can extract all the email addresses from the JSON response.

By looping through the `$emails` array, you can access each extracted email address individually. The code provided here will echo "Extracted Emails: email@domain.com, test@example.com," for the given JSON response.

Feel free to adjust this code to suit your specific needs. If you have any more questions, I'm here to help!

Best regards,
User 2

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