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PHP: is_float() function

Description

The is_float () function is used to find whether a variable is a float or not.

Version:

(PHP 4 and above)

Syntax:

is_float (var_name)

Parameter:

Name Description Required /
Optional
Type
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_name is a float, FALSE otherwise.

Value Type: Boolean.

Example:

<?php
$var_name=127.55;
if (is_float($var_name))
echo 'This is a float value.<br>';
else
echo 'This is a float value.<br>';
var_dump(is_float('w3resource'));
echo '<br>';
var_dump(is_float(85));
echo '<br>';
var_dump(is_float(1e8));
echo '<br>';
var_dump(is_float(true));
echo '<br>';
var_dump(is_float(array(23.3, 56, 6)));
?>

Output:

This is a float value.
bool(false)
bool(false)
bool(true)
bool(false)
bool(false) 

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Practice here online :

See also

PHP Function Reference

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SQL injection that gets around mysql_real_escape_string()

Consider the following query:

$iId = mysql_real_escape_string("1 OR 1=1");    
$sSql = "SELECT * FROM table WHERE id = $iId";

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$sSql = "SELECT * FROM table WHERE id = $iId";

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