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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Email Groups

George Clement
George Clement
2,816 Points

not sure why I am getting a , after the email any suggestions would be appreciated

I can get the two members but the email address comes with a , at the end. I am not sure what I'm doing wrong there

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?\w?\w?\w?\w?\w?.?\w+@\w*.\w*.\w*) (?P<phone>\d\d\d-\d\d\d-\d\d\d\d+)", string )

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
217,545 Points

To prevent the comma from being considered part of the email, you'll need to include a literal comma in the pattern between the email and phone to account for the one in the data.

You might also want to revise the pattern so that a comma is not an allowed character. As it is now, the patter includes two periods, which match anything. To make a period match only an actual period, prefix a backslash ("\").