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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Email Groups

olushola oludipe
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emails.py, please what am I doing wrong?

I keep getting the AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute XXXXX, I know this is because my regex isn't catching a match.

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

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
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Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,064 Points

Hey olushola oludipe, you’ve got the general idea.

There are three errors:

  • remove the ^ and $ anchors. They are used to force a pattern to be next to the beginning and end of the string. Since the target is not at either of these, the can’t be a match.
  • there needs to be a ,\s between the fields to consume the comma space
  • finally, the fields are reversed. Email is before phone

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