PHP | substr() Function

PHP substr() 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 substr() Function.

The PHP substr() function returns a part of the string specified by the offset and length parameters.


Following below is the syntax to use this function -

string substr ( string $string , int $start [, int $length ] )

Parameter Details

Sr.NoParameters & Description


It is used to specify input string



It specifies start the string and count the string



It specifies length of a string

Return Value

This function returns a part of the string; or FALSE on failure, or an empty string.


Try out the example below -

   echo substr("Nkpara Kennedy",6);


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 will be studying about the PHP trim() Function.

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