PHP array_search() 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_search().

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


Following below is the syntax to use this function -

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

Parameter Details

Sr.NoParameter & Description


It specifies a value to be searched.



It specifies an array.



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

Return Value

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


Try out the below example -

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


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_shift() Function.

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