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PHP: is_string() function

Description

The is_string () function is used to find whether a variable is a string or not.

Version:

(PHP 4 and above)

Syntax:

is_string (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 of type string is, FALSE otherwise.

Value Type: Boolean.

Example:

<?php
if (is_string("2663"))
echo "It is a string\n";
else
echo 'It is not a string';
var_dump(is_string('XYZ'));
var_dump(is_string("99"));
var_dump(is_string(123.05));
var_dump(is_string(false));
?>

Output:

It is a string  bool(true)  bool(true)  bool(false)  bool(false) 

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See also

PHP Function Reference

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PHP: Tips of the Day

PHP - how to create a newline character?

Only double quoted strings interpret the escape sequences \r and \n as '0x0D' and '0x0A' respectively, so you want:

"\r\n"

Single quoted strings, on the other hand, only know the escape sequences \\ and \'.

So unless you concatenate the single quoted string with a line break generated elsewhere (e. g., using double quoted string "\r\n" or using chr function chr(0x0D).chr(0x0A)), the only other way to have a line break within a single quoted string is to literally type it with your editor:

$s = 'some text before the line break
some text after';

Make sure to check your editor for its line break settings if you require some specific character sequence (\r\n for example).

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