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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Email Groups

Scott Laughlin
Scott Laughlin
22,402 Points

I keep getting "Didn't return a regex object". Should I be specifying all of the fields? Or just e-mail and phone num

How can I fix this?

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''' 
                ''', string, re.X|re.M)

2 Answers

Dan Johnson
Dan Johnson
40,533 Points

Since the emails and phone numbers you're matching aren't at the start or end of the input, try removing the '^' and '$' characters.

Also the digits for the phone numbers don't need to have subgroups.