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Defining an Array Argument as Reference in PHP
Can You Define an Array Argument as a Reference Type? in PHP? You can define an array argument as a reference type in the function definition. This will automatically convert the calling arguments into references. Here is a PHP script on how to define an array argument as a reference type: <?php ...
2016-12-18, 307👍, 0💬

Passing Arrays to Function in PHP
Can You Pass an Array into a Function? in PHP? You can pass an array into a function in the same as a normal variable. No special syntax needed. Here is a PHP script on how to pass an array to a function: <?php function average($array) { $sum = array_sum($array); $count = count($array); return $s...
2016-12-18, 305👍, 0💬

Opening a File for Writing in PHP
How To Open a File for Writing in PHP? If you want to open a new file and write date to the file, you can use the fopen($fileName, "w") function. It creates the specified file, and returns a file handle. The second argument "w" tells PHP to open the file for writing. Once the file is open, you can u...
2016-12-02, 305👍, 0💬

Truncating an Array in PHP
How To Truncate an Array in PHP? If you want to remove a chunk of values from an array, you can use the array_splice($array, $offset, $length) function. $offset defines the starting position of the chunk to be removed. If $offset is positive, it is counted from the beginning of the array. If negativ...
2017-01-05, 303👍, 0💬

Function Returns Data by Value in PHP
How Values Are Returned from Functions? in PHP? If a value is returned from a function, it is returned by value, not by reference. That means that a copy of the value is return. Here is a PHP script on how values are returned from a function: <?php $favor = "vbulletin"; function getFavor() { glob...
2016-12-08, 303👍, 0💬

Working with Directoris and Files in PHP
Where to find tutorials on how to Work with Directories and Files in PHP? A collection of tutorials to answer many frequently asked questions on how to Work with Directories and Files in PHP. Topics included in this collection are: Creating a Directory in PHP Removing an Empty Directory in PHP Remov...
2016-11-24, 302👍, 0💬

Opening Standard Output as a File Handle in PHP
How To Open Standard Output as a File Handle in PHP? If you want to open the standard output as a file handle yourself, you can use the fopen("php://stdout") function. It creates a special file handle linking to the standard output, and returns the file handle. Once the standard output is opened to ...
2016-11-24, 302👍, 0💬

Processing Web Forms in PHP
Where to find tutorials on how to process Web Forms in PHP? A collection of tutorials to answer many frequently asked questions on how to process Web Forms in PHP. Clear explanations and tutorial exercises are provided on generating and processing Web forms, getting values out of $_REQUEST, processi...
2016-11-17, 301👍, 0💬

Index of Array Values in PHP
How Values in Arrays Are Indexed in PHP? Values in an array are all indexed their corresponding keys. Because we can use either an integer or a string as a key in an array, we can divide arrays into 3 categories: Numerical Array - All keys are sequential integers. Associative Array - All keys are st...
2017-02-03, 297👍, 0💬

Randomly Retrieving Array Values in PHP
How To Randomly Retrieve a Value from an Array in PHP? If you have a list of favorite greeting messages, and want to randomly select one of them to be used in an email, you can use the array_rand() function. Here is a PHP example script: <?php $array = array("Hello!", "Hi!", "Allo!", "Hallo!", "C...
2017-01-11, 297👍, 0💬

Invoking a User Function in PHP
How To Invoke a User Function? in PHP? You can invoke a function by entering the function name followed by a pair of parentheses. If needed, function arguments can be specified as a list of expressions enclosed in parentheses. Here is a PHP script example on how to invoke a user function: <?php f...
2016-12-28, 297👍, 0💬

Order of Array Values in PHP
How the Values Are Ordered in an Array in PHP? PHP says that an array is an ordered map. But how the values are ordered in an array? The answer is simple. Values are stored in the same order as they are inserted like a queue. If you want to reorder them differently, you need to use a sort function. ...
2017-01-29, 296👍, 0💬

Defining a User Function in PHP
How To Define a User Function? in PHP? You can define a user function anywhere in a PHP script using the function statement like this: "function name() {...}". Here is a PHP script example on how to define a user function: <?php function msg() { print("Hello world!\n"); } msg(); ?> This script...
2016-12-28, 295👍, 0💬

Getting Minimum/Maximum Value of an Array in PHP
How To Get the Minimum or Maximum Value of an Array in PHP? If you want to get the minimum or maximum value of an array, you can use the min() or max() function. Here is a PHP script on how to use min() and max(): <?php $array = array(5, 7, 6, 2, 1, 3, 4, 2); print("Minimum number: ".min($array)....
2016-12-28, 295👍, 0💬

$_GET, $_POST and $_REQUEST in PHP
Where Is the Submitted Form Data Stored in PHP? When a user submit a form on your Web server, user entered data will be transferred to the PHP engine, which will make the submitted data available to your PHP script for processing in pre-defined arrays: $_GET - An associate array that store form data...
2016-11-15, 294👍, 0💬

What Is session_register() in PHP
What Is session_register() in PHP? session_register() is old function that registers global variables into the current session. You should stop using session_register() and use array $_SESSION to save values into the current session now.   ⇒Understanding and Using Sessions in PHP ⇒⇒PHP Tutorials
2016-10-22, 293👍, 0💬

Looping through an Array in PHP
How to Loop through an Array in PHP? The best way to loop through an array is to use the "foreach" statement. There are two forms of "foreach" statements: foreach ($array as $value) {} - This gives you only one temporary variable to hold the current value in the array. foreach ($array as $key=>$v...
2017-02-03, 292👍, 0💬

Sorting an Array by Values in PHP
How To Sort an Array by Values in PHP? Sorting an array by values is doable by using the sort() function. It will re-order all pairs of keys and values based on the alphanumeric order of the values. Then it will replace all keys with integer keys sequentially starting with 0. So using sort() on arra...
2017-01-21, 291👍, 0💬

Retrieving All Keys from an Array in PHP
How To Get All the Keys Out of an Array in PHP? Function array_keys() returns a new array that contains all the keys of a given array. Here is a PHP script on how to use array_keys(): <?php $mixed = array(); $mixed["Zero"] = "PHP"; $mixed[1] = "Perl"; $mixed["Two"] = "Java"; $mixed["3"] = "C+"; $...
2017-01-21, 290👍, 0💬

Verifying If a Key Exists in an Array in PHP
How Do You Know If a Key Is Defined in an Array in PHP? There are two functions can be used to test if a key is defined in an array or not: array_key_exists($key, $array) - Returns true if the $key is defined in $array. isset($array[$key]) - Returns true if the $key is defined in $array. Here is a P...
2017-01-29, 289👍, 0💬

Supporting Multiple Submit Buttons in PHP
How To Support Multiple Submit Buttons in PHP? Sometimes, you may need to give visitors multiple submit buttons on a single form to allow them to submit the form for different purposes. For example, when you show your customer a purchase order in a Web form, you may give your customer 3 submit butto...
2016-11-08, 289👍, 0💬

Joining Array Values into a Single String in PHP
How To Join Multiple Strings Stored in an Array into a Single String in PHP? If you multiple strings stored in an array, you can join them together into a single string with a given delimiter by using the implode() function. Here is a PHP script on how to use implode(): <?php $date = array('01', ...
2017-01-05, 288👍, 0💬

Returning a Value from a Function in PHP
How To Return a Value Back to the Function Caller? in PHP? You can return a value to the function caller by using the "return $value" statement. Execution control will be transferred to the caller immediately after the return statement. If there are other statements in the function after the return ...
2016-12-24, 287👍, 0💬

Splitting a String into an Array in PHP
How To Split a String into an Array of Substring in PHP? There are two functions you can use to split a string into an Array of Substring: explode(substring, string) - Splitting a string based on a substring. Faster than split(). split(pattern, string) - Splitting a string based on a regular express...
2016-12-28, 286👍, 0💬

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