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PHP: var_export() function

Description

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

Version:

(PHP 4 and above)

Syntax:

var_export(variable_name, set_value)

Parameter:

Name Description Required /
Optional
Type
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.

Example:

<?php
$var_name1=678;
$var_name2='a678';
$var_name3='678';
$var_name4='W3resource.com';
$var_name5=698.99;
$var_name6=+125689.66;
echo var_export($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 :

678
'a678'
'a678'
'678'
'W3resource.com'
698.99
125689.66

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See also

PHP Function Reference

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