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What You Should Know About Arrays in PHP

What You Should Know About Arrays in PHP

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Array: Array’s are used to store multiple values in a single variable. These arrays are used in retrieving data from the database.

A simple example of Array :

Like this above example, arrays are used to store lot of data.

Arrays in PHP are used to store multiple values inside an array. There are three types of arrays.

  • Indexed arrays – Arrays with a numeric index
  • Associative arrays – Arrays with named keys
  • Multidimensional arrays – Arrays containing one or more arrays Syntax of an array

In this syntax, we are just adding the values to array. There are no pocket numbers, but they can be accessed from zero, one, two, three and so on… First value is always assigned to pocket values zero. These are called as Indexed arrays.

array(value, value2, value3, … )

In this syntax, we are adding values to array with accessible key. We can always access exact value with key name or number, whatever we assign to it. These are called as Associative arrays.

key => value,
key2 => value2,
key3 => value3,


Example code of an array

This is an example code for Indexed array. In this type of array, we will just add values to cars array. And then we can access them based on the pocket numbers. Array pocket number start from zero.

$cars = array(“Volvo”, “BMW”, “Toyota”);
echo “I like ” . $cars[0] . “, ” . $cars[1] . ” and ” . $cars[2] . “.”;

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