Accessing a Specific Character in String in PHP


How To Access a Specific Character in a String?



Any character in a string can be accessed by a special string element expression:

  • $string{index} - The index is the position of the character counted from left and starting from 0.

Here is a PHP script example:

$string = 'It\'s Friday!';
echo "The first character is $string{0}\n"; 
echo "The first character is {$string{0}}\n"; 

This script will print:

The first character is It's Friday!{0}
The first character is I


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