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PHP array_pad() Function

PHP array_pad() Function

Hello folks! welcome back to a new section of our tutorial on PHP. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be studying about the PHP array_pad() Function.

The built-in array_pad() function returns a copy of an array padded to a size specified by pad_size with value pad_value.


Following below is the syntax to use this function -

array_pad ( $array, $pad_size, $pad_value );array_pad ( $array, $pad_size, $pad_value );

Parameter Details

Sr.NoParameter & Description


It specifies an array.



It specifies the number of elements in the array returned from the function.



It specifies the value of the new elements in the array returned from the function.

Return Value

It returns the resulting array.


Try out the below example -

   $input1 = array("a"=>"Horse","b"=>"Cat","c"=>"Dog");
   print_r(array_pad($input1,7, "COW"));


When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -

Array ( [a] => Horse [b] => Cat [c] => Dog [0] => COW [1] => COW [2] => COW [3] => COW )

Alright guys! This is where we are going to be rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial, we are going to be discussing about the PHP array_pop() Function.

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