PHP: var_export() function


The var_export() function is used to get structured information (only value) of a variable.


(PHP 4 and above)


var_export(variable_name, set_value)


Name Description Required /
variable_name The variable being exported. Required String
set_value If this parameter is used and set to true var_export() function returns the variable representation instead of outputting it. Optional Boolean

Return value:

The variable representation, provided set_value is used.

Value Type: Mixed*

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


echo var_export($var_name1)."<br>";
echo var_export($var_name2)."<br>";
echo var_export($var_name2)."<br>";
echo var_export($var_name3)."<br>";
echo var_export($var_name4)."<br>";
echo var_export($var_name5)."<br>";
echo var_export($var_name6)."<br>";

Output :


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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:


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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