PHP array_slice() 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_slice().

PHP array_slice() function returns the sequence of elements from the array array as specified by the offset and length parameters.


Following below is the syntax to use this function -

array_slice($array, $offset [,$length [,$preserve_keys]] );

Parameter Details

Sr.NoParameter & Description


It specifies an array.



It specifies where the function will start the slice.



It specifies the length of the slice.



It gives TRUE to preserve keys and FALSE to reset keys. Default is FALSE.

Return Value

This built-in function returns the sequence of elements.


Try out the below example -

   $input = array("a", "b", "c", "d", "e");
   print_r(array_slice($input, 2, -1));
   print_r(array_slice($input, 2, -1, true));


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

Array ( [0] => c [1] => d ) Array ( [2] => c [3] => d )

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_splice() Function.

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