PHP - Function array_search()


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Syntax

array_search($value, $array [,$strict]);

Definition and Usage

The array_search() function search an array for a value and returns the key.

Parameters

Sr.No Parameter & Description
1

value(Required)

It specifies a value to be searched.

2

array(Required)

It specifies an array.

3

strict(Optional)

If it is set to TRUE then the array_search() will also check the types of the search in the array.

Return Values

It returns the key if it is found in the array, FALSE otherwise.

Example

Try out following example −

<?php
   $input = array("a"=>"banana","b"=>"apple","c"=>"Mango");
   
   print_r(array_search("apple", $input));
?> 

This will produce the following result −

b

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