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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Email Groups

Frederik Madsen
Frederik Madsen
8,254 Points

regular expressions groups

Not sure what is missing, i get the error nothing to repeat at position 1

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\d-.]+@[+\w\d-.]+),\s?P<phone>(/d{3}-/d{3}-/d{4})$', string, re.M)

1 Answer

Megan Amendola
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Megan Amendola
Treehouse Teacher

Hi! You're so close! You are searching the whole string so you don't need the start and end symbols ^ $. Then you'll want to move your () around your groupings '(?P<email>[+\w\d\-.]+@[+\w\d\-.]+), (?P<phone>\d{3}-\d{3}-\d{4})'