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PHP: join() function

Description

The join() function is used to join array elements with a string. The join() function is similar to implode() function.

Version:

(PHP 4 and above)

Syntax:

 join (string_join, array_name)

Parameters:

Name Description Required /
Optional
Type
string_join String-join is work as a connector between the array elements. The default value is a empty string (" "). Optional String
array_name The array who's elements will be joined. Required Array

Return values:

A string representation of all the array elements in the same order, with the string_join string between each array element.

Value Type: String.

Pictorial Presentation

php-string-join()

Example:

<?php
 $array_name=array('1','2','3','4','....');
 $join_string=join(",", $array_name);
 echo $join_string;
 echo '<br>';
 $array_name=array('A','B','C','D','E');
 $join_string=join("-", $array_name);
 echo $join_string;
 ?>

Output:

1,2,3,4,....
A-B-C-D-E

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See also

PHP Function Reference

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