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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Email Groups

Callum Anderson
Callum Anderson
9,677 Points

What am I missing? pattern is wrong

Any Typos or missing keys? Id like to think I understand what I need to do but I'm sure I've got the right idea here

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.]+)
    ''', string, re.X)

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,636 Points

You are very close! Three issues to fix:

  • Remove area code parens. They are not expected in the pattern.
  • The "email" comes before the "phone". Try reversing the pattern sections.
  • The "comma space" between the fields is not being accounted for. Trying added ",\s".

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