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PHP: parse_str() function

Description

The parse_str() function parses a query string into variables.

Version:

(PHP 4 and above)

Syntax:

parse_str(input_string, var_array)

Parameter:

Name Description Required /
Optional
Type
input_string The input string. Required String
var_array If present, it stores variables as array elements. Optional Array

Return value:

No value is returned.

Pictorial Presentation

php-string-parse_str()

Example:

<?php
parse_str('id=100&name=nicholas%20haddin');
echo $id.'<br>';
echo $name;
?> 

Output:

100
nicholas haddin

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See also

PHP Function Reference

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PHP: Tips of the Day

In PHP, there are two versions of logical AND and OR operators.

Operator True if
$a and $b Both $a and $b are true
$a && $b Both $a and $b are true
$a or $b Either $a or $b is true
$a || $b Either $a or $b is true

Note that the && and || opererators have higher precedence than and and or. See table below:

Evaluation Result of $e Evaluated as
$e = false || true True $e = (false || true)
$e = false or true False ($e = false) or true

Because of this it's safer to use && and || instead of and and or.