PHP – iconv_strpos() function – Find the position of the first occurrence of a needle in a haystack

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In PHP, the iconv_strpos() function is used to read the first character from a given string. It finds the position of the first occurrence of a character in a string. It is an inbuilt function in PHP.

Syntax

string iconv_strpos(string $haystack, string $needle, int $offset, string $encoding)

Note: strpos(), the return value of iconv_strpos() is the number of characters that appear before the needle, rather than the offset in bytes to the position where the needle has been found. The characters are counted based on the specified character set encoding.

Parameters

iconv_strpos() function accepts four different parameters− $haystack, $needle, $offset and $encoding.

  • $haystack− It denotes the whole string.

  • $needle− The $needle parameter is used to search the substring from the given whole string.

  • $offset− The $offset parameter is optional it is used to specify the position from which the search should be performed. If the offset is negative then it will count from the end of the string.

  • $encoding− if the $encoding parameter is absent or null, then the string will assume that it may be encoded in iconv.internal_encoding.

Return Values

The iconv_strpos() function returns the numeric position of the first occurrence of the needle in the haystack. If the needle is not found, then the function will return False.

Note: From PHP 8.0 version, encoding is nullable and from PHP 7.1, iconv_strpos() function support for the negative offsets has been added.

Example 1

 Live Demo

<?php
   # UTF-8 string
   $int = iconv_strpos("hello world!", "hello",0, "UTF-8");
   // It will returns the number of character
   var_dump($int);
?>

Output

int(0)

Example 2

 Live Demo

<?php
   # UTF-8 string
   $int = iconv_strpos("hello world!", "world",0, "UTF-8");

   // It will returns the number of character
   var_dump($int);
?>

Output

int(6)
raja
Updated on 23-Aug-2021 08:21:44

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