PHP: is_long() function


The is_long() function is used to test whether the type of the specified variable is an integer or not. The function is an alias of is_int().


(PHP 4 and above)




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_name is an integer, FALSE otherwise.

Value Type: Boolean


if (is_long($var_name1))
echo "$var_name1 is long number.<br>" ;
echo "$var_name1 is not an long number.<br>" ;
if (is_long($var_name2))
echo "$var_name2 is long number.<br>" ;
echo "$var_name2 is not long number.<br>" ;
echo "[ $var_name3 is long number? ]" .var_dump($result)."<br>";
echo "[ $var_name4 is long number? ]" .var_dump($result)."<br>";
echo "[ $var_name5 is long number? ]" .var_dump($result)."<br>";
echo "[ $var_name6 is long number? ]" .var_dump($result)."<br>";
echo "[ $var_name7 is long number? ]" .var_dump($result);


678 is long number.
a678 is not long number.
bool(false)  [ 678 is long number? ]
bool(true)  [ 999 is long number? ]
bool(false)  [ 698.99 is long number? ]
bool(false)  [ Array is long number? ]
bool(false)  [ 125689.66 is long number? ]

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See also

PHP Function Reference

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