PHP: is_array() function


The is_array() function is used to find whether a variable is an array or not.


(PHP 4 and above)


is_array (var_name)


Name Description Required /
var_name The variable being checked Required Mixed*

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

Return value:

TRUE if var is an array, FALSE otherwise.

Value Type: Boolean.

Example :

if (is_array($var_name))
echo 'This is an array....';
echo 'This is not an array....';

Output :

This is an array.... 

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See also

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