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PHP array_search() Function

PHP array_search() 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_search() Function.

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

This function 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 going to be rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial, we are going to be discussing about the PHP array_shift() Function.

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