PHP array_rand() Function

Hello dear readers! welcome back to another section of our tutorial on PHP. In this tutorial, we will be studying about the PHP Function array_rand().

PHP array_rand() function picks one or more random entries out of an array.


Following below is the syntax to use this function -

array_rand ( $input [, $num_req] );

Parameter Details

Sr.NoParameter & Description


It specifies an array.



It specifies how many entries you want to pick - if not specified, it defaults to 1.

Return Value

This function returns an array of keys for the random entries.


Try out the below example -

   $input = array("a"=>"banana","b"=>"apple","c"=>"orange");


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


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

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