You can hide part of an email, phone number, or account details, which might look like +23490*******11. This is mostly done when the complete information or string poses a security trick. In this shot, we will learn how to use the
mask() method to hide part of a string.
mask() method is used to hide or replace all or parts of a string with a repeated character.
$string = Str::mask('stringtohide', '*', -15, 3);
mask() method receives four parameters:
use Illuminate\Support\Str; $string = Str::mask('firstname.lastname@example.org', '*', 3, 5);
From your controller, add the
use Illuminate\Support\Str; class.
Then, paste the following code where you want to use the masking:
Str::mask('email@example.com', '*', 3, 5);
I use the
Str facade as it is what Laravel provides to manipulate strings, and then call the
The first parameter is the string we want to mask. The second parameter is the character we want to use to replace the strings we are masking;
'X' are commonly used. The third parameter is where we want to start masking from. In the example, we use
3, so we will start after the third character, i.e., we start replacing the characters of
*, and we replace five characters.
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