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PHP: explode() function

Description

The explode() function is used to split a string.

Version:

(PHP 4 and above)

Syntax:

explode(delimiter, string_name, limit) 

Parameters:

Name Description Required /
Optional
Type
delimiter Sets the boundary string within the input string. Required String
string_name The string to be split. Required String
limit Refers to the maximum number of elements in the output array if set to +ve value. If set to -ve value, all but the last element will be present in the output array. Optional Integer

Return values:

An array of strings.

Value Type: Array.

Pictorial Presentation

php-string-explode()

Example:

<?php
$class_list='V,VI,VII,VIII,IX,X';
$classes=explode(",",$class_list);
print_r($classes);
?>

Output :

 Array  (      [0] => V      [1] => VI      [2] => VII      [3] => VIII      [4] => IX      [5] => X  )

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See also

PHP Function Reference

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PHP: Tips of the Day

In PHP, there are two versions of logical AND and OR operators.

Operator True if
$a and $b Both $a and $b are true
$a && $b Both $a and $b are true
$a or $b Either $a or $b is true
$a || $b Either $a or $b is true

Note that the && and || opererators have higher precedence than and and or. See table below:

Evaluation Result of $e Evaluated as
$e = false || true True $e = (false || true)
$e = false or true False ($e = false) or true

Because of this it's safer to use && and || instead of and and or.