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PHP for Loop

Description

The PHP for loop allows the user to put all the loop-related statements (i.e. INITIALIZER; CONDITION; INCREMENTOR or DECREMENTOR) in one place. The structure is similar to C language.

Syntax

for ( initialize counter ; test counter ; increment counter)
{
execute the statement;
}
  • initialize counter : Initialize the loop counter value.
  • test counter : Verify the loop counter whether the condition is true.
  • increment counter : Increasing the loop counter value.
  • execute the statement : Execute php statements.

Alternatively, you can write for loop statement using the following syntax also.

for (expr1; expr2; expr3):
statement
...
endfor; 

Pictorial representation of for loop

php for loop

Example:

The following example displays the numbers between 0 to 5.

<?php
for ($xint=0; $xint<=5; $xint++)
{
echo "Number is : $xint <br />";
}
?>

Output:

Number is : 0 
Number is : 1 
Number is : 2 
Number is : 3 
Number is : 4
Number is : 5 

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You can execute for in the following ways also.

<?php
for ($xint = 1; ; $xint++) {
if ($i >= 5) {
break;
}
echo $xint;
}
?>

 

<?php
$xint = 1;
for (; ; )
{
if ($xint >= 5)
{
break;
}
echo $xint;
$xint++;
}
?>

Example: Counting number of times a word present in a sentence.

<?php
$text="The quick brown Fox jumps over the lazy Dog";
$words = explode(" ", $text); // explode function looks for " " and creates an array, where each word is an element of the array
$now = count($words);
$j = 0;
for($i=0; $i<$now; $i++)
{
if ($words[$i] == "the" or $words[$i] == "The")
{
$j =  $j+1;
}
}
echo $j;
?>

Output:

2

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