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PHP: settype() function

Description

The settype() function is used to set the type of a variable.

Version:

(PHP 4 and above)

Syntax:

settype(var_name, var_type)

Parameters:

Name Description Required /
Optional
Type
var_name The variable being converted. Required Mixed*
var_type Type of the variable. Possible values are : boolean, integer, float, string, array, object, null. Optional String

*Mixed: Mixed indicates that a parameter may accept multiple (but not necessarily all) types.

Return value:

TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

Value Type: Boolean.

Example:

<?php
$var1='98';
$var2='01';
settype($var1, "integer");
settype($var2, "integer");
echo ($var1.'<br>');
echo ($var2.'<br>');
echo ($var1+$var2.'<br>');
?>

Output:

98
1
99

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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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