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PHP Array Exercises : Remove duplicate values from an array which contains only integers or strings

PHP Array: Exercise-39 with Solution

Write a PHP program to remove duplicate values from an array which contains only strings or only integers.

Sample Solution:

PHP Code:

<?php
$colors = array( 
  0 => 'Red', 
  1 => 'Green', 
  2 => 'White', 
  3 => 'Black', 
  4 => 'Red', 
); 

$numbers = array( 
  0 => 100, 
  1 => 200, 
  2 => 100, 
  3 => -10, 
  4 => -10, 
  5 => 0, 
); 
$uniq_colors = array_keys(array_flip($colors)); 
$uniq_numbers = array_keys(array_flip($numbers)); 
print_r($uniq_colors);
print_r($uniq_numbers);
?>

Sample Output:

Array                                                       
(                                                           
    [0] => Red                                              
    [1] => Green                                            
    [2] => White                                            
    [3] => Black                                            
)                                                           
Array                                                       
(                                                           
    [0] => 100                                              
    [1] => 200                                              
    [2] => -10                                              
    [3] => 0                                                
)

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PHP: Tips of the Day

Convert a PHP object to an associative array

Just typecast it

$array = (array) $yourObject;

From Arrays:

If an object is converted to an array, the result is an array whose elements are the object's properties. The keys are the member variable names, with a few notable exceptions: integer properties are unaccessible; private variables have the class name prepended to the variable name; protected variables have a '*' prepended to the variable name.These prepended values have null bytes on either side.

Example: Simple Object

$object = new StdClass;
$object->foo = 1;
$object->bar = 2;

var_dump( (array) $object );

Output:

array(2) {
  'foo' => int(1)
  'bar' => int(2)
}

Example: Complex Object

class Foo
{
    private $foo;
    protected $bar;
    public $baz;

    public function __construct()
    {
        $this->foo = 1;
        $this->bar = 2;
        $this->baz = new StdClass;
    }
}

var_dump( (array) new Foo );

Output (with \0s edited in for clarity):

array(3) {
  '\0Foo\0foo' => int(1)
  '\0*\0bar' => int(2)
  'baz' => class stdClass#2 (0) {}
}

Output with var_export instead of var_dump:

array (
  '' . "\0" . 'Foo' . "\0" . 'foo' => 1,
  '' . "\0" . '*' . "\0" . 'bar' => 2,
  'baz' =>
  stdClass::__set_state(array(
  )),
)

Typecasting this way will not do deep casting of the object graph and you need to apply the null bytes (as explained in the manual quote) to access any non-public attributes. So this works best when casting StdClass objects or objects with only public properties. For quick and dirty (what you asked for) it's fine.

Also see this in-depth blog post:

  • Fast PHP Object to Array conversion

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