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PHP count() Function

PHP count() Function

Hello folks! welcome back to a new edition of our tutorial on PHP. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be studying about the PHP count() Function.

The PHP count() function is used to count the elements in an array, or the properties in an object.

If the optional mode parameter is set to COUNT_RECURSIVE (or 1), count is going to recursively count the array.


Following below is the syntax to use this function -

count($array, $mode );

Parameter Details

Sr.NoParameter & Description


It specifies an array



It specifies the mode of the function.

Return Value

This built-in function returns the number of elements in the array.


Try out the below example -

   $a[0] = 1;
   $a[1] = 3;
   $a[2] = 5;
   $result = count($a);


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 current() Function.

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