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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Email Groups

Create a new variable named contacts that is an re.search() where the pattern catches the email address and phone number

Hi, I could not figure out where is the mistake

emails.py
import re

string = '''Love, Kenneth, kenneth+challenge@teamtreehouse.com, 555-555-5555, @kennethlove
Chalkley, Andrew, andrew@teamtreehouse.co.uk, 555-555-5556, @chalkers
McFarland, Dave, dave.mcfarland@teamtreehouse.com, 555-555-5557, @davemcfarland
Kesten, Joy, joy@teamtreehouse.com, 555-555-5558, @joykesten'''

contacts = re.search(r'''
    ^(?P<email>[\w.+]+@[\w.]+)
    (?P<phone>\d{3}-\d{3}-\d{4})$
''', string, re.X|re.M)

2 Answers

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,639 Points

You are very close! There are two errors to fix:

  • The beginning of line (^) and end of line ($) anchors force the pattern to match the entire line. In this case, the target is within the line. :point_right: remove the ^ and $
  • The pattern does not consume the comma-space found between the named fields preventing a match. :point_right: add a ,\s between the patterns

Post back if you need more help. Good luck!!

thanks alot