PHP explode() Function

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PHP explode()

The explode() function splits a string by the given separator.

Note: This function is binary-safe.

Example

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<?php $str = "Learn PHP from Wikimass."; // space separator. print_r (explode(" ", $str)); ?>

Syntax

explode(separator, str, limit)

Parameter Values

ValueTypeExplanation
separatorRequiredSpecifies a character to break the string.
This parameter cannot be an empty string.
strRequiredSpecifies the string to split.
limitRequiredSpecifies the maximum number of elements in the output array.
Possible Values:
  • -ve - Returns an array except for the last -limit element(s).
  • 0 - Returns an array with one element.
  • +ve - Returns an array with a maximum of limit element(s).

Return Value

ValueExplanation
ArrayReturns an array of strings.

More Examples

Example

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<?php $str = "Learn PHP from Wikimass."; print_r (explode(" ", $str, -2)); echo "<br>"; print_r (explode(" ", $str, 0)); echo "<br>"; print_r (explode(" ", $str, 2)); ?>

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