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PHP settype function

PHP : settype() function

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Description

The settype() function is used to set the type of a variable.

Version

(PHP 4 and above)

Syntax

settype(var_name, var_type)

Parameters

Name Description Required /
Optional
Type
var_name The variable being converted. Required Mixed*
var_type Type of the variable. Possible values are : boolean, integer, float, string, array, object, null. Optional String

*Mixed : Mixed indicates that a parameter may accept multiple (but not necessarily all) types.

Return value

TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

Value Type : Boolean.

Example :

<?php
$var1='98';
$var2='01';
settype($var1, "integer");
settype($var2, "integer");
echo ($var1.'<br>');
echo ($var2.'<br>');
echo ($var1+$var2.'<br>');
?>

Output :

98
1
99

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See also

PHP Function Reference



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