w3resource

PHP: strchr() function

Description

The strchr() function is used to get the first occurrence of a string inside another string. The function is an alias of strstr().

Version:

(PHP 4 and above)

Syntax:

strchr(string_name, search_string, before_search)

Parameters:

Name Description Required /
Optional
Type
string_name The input string. Required String
search_string The string to search for. Required Mixed
before_search If TRUE, strstr() returns the part of the string_name before the first occurrence of the before_search. Optional Boolean

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

Return value:

Returns the portion of string, or FALSE if is not found

Value Type: string

Pictorial Presentation

php-string-strchr()

Example:

<?php
$string1="W3RESOURCE.COM";
$newstring=strchr($string1,".");
echo $newstring;
?>

Output:

.COM 

View the example in the browser

See also

PHP Function Reference

Previous: strcasecmp
Next: strcmp



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.