str_split

(PHP 5)

str_split --  Convert a string to an array

Description

array str_split ( string string [, int split_length])

Converts a string to an array. If the optional split_length parameter is specified, the returned array will be broken down into chunks with each being split_length in length, otherwise each chunk will be one character in length.

FALSE is returned if split_length is less than 1. If the split_length length exceeds the length of string, the entire string is returned as the first (and only) array element.

Example 1. Example uses of str_split()

<?php

$str
= "Hello Friend";

$arr1 = str_split($str);
$arr2 = str_split($str, 3);

print_r($arr1);
print_r($arr2);

?>

Output may look like:

Array
(
    [0] => H
    [1] => e
    [2] => l
    [3] => l
    [4] => o
    [5] =>
    [6] => F
    [7] => r
    [8] => i
    [9] => e
    [10] => n
    [11] => d
)

Array
(
    [0] => Hel
    [1] => lo 
    [2] => Fri
    [3] => end
)

Example 2. Examples related to str_split()

<?php

$str
= "Hello Friend";

echo
$str{0};  // H
echo $str{8};  // i

// Creates: array('H','e','l','l','o',' ','F','r','i','e','n','d')
$arr1 = preg_split('//', $str, -1, PREG_SPLIT_NO_EMPTY);

?>

See also chunk_split(), preg_split(), split(), count_chars(), str_word_count(), and for.


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