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PHP array_shift() Function

PHP array_shift() 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_shift() Function.

The PHP array_shift() function shifts the first value of the array off and returns it, shortening the array by one element and moving everything down.


Following below is the syntax to use this function -

array_shift ( $array );

Parameter Details

Sr.NoParameter & Description


It specifies an array.

Return Value

This function returns the first value of the array and if the array is empty or is not an array, then it is going to return NULL.


Try out the below example -

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


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_slice() Function.

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