PHP include() Statement
The include() statement is used to include a php file in another file. This way you can write a piece of code in a php file and can use it to multiple files through include() statement.
If a.php is a php script calling b.php with include() statement, and does not find b.php, a.php executes with a warning, excluding the part of the code written within b.php.
include('name of the php file with path');
<?php $sports1 = "football"; $sports2 = "cricket"; ?>
File myfile.php, which includes my_include.php :
<?php include('my_include.php'); echo "I prefer ". $sports1 ." than ". $sports2; ?>
I prefer football than cricket
If the file within require statement is not available:
For example, if you write my-include.php (which is not available),like this:
<?php include('myfile_include.php'); echo "I prefer ". $sports1 ." than ". $sports2; ?>
You can see that it fails to meet the purpose of including the file myfile_include.php, but the script does not stop executing.
require() is identical to include() except upon failure. On failure it produce a fatal E_ERROR level error.