PHP var export

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PHP : var_export() function

Description

The var_export() function is used to get structured information (only value) of a variable.

Version

(PHP 4 and above)

Syntax

var_export(variable_name, set_value)

Parameter

Name

Description

Required /
Optional

Type

variable_name

The variable being exported.

Required

String

set_value

If this parameter is used and set to true var_export() function returns the variable representation instead of outputting it.

Optional

Boolean

 

Return value

The variable representation, provided set_value is used.

Value Type : Mixed*

*Mixed : mixed indicates that a parameter may accept multiple (but not necessarily all) types.

Example :

  1. $var_name1=678;  

  2. $var_name2='a678';  

  3. $var_name3='678';  

  4. $var_name4='W3resource.com';  

  5. $var_name5=698.99;  

  6. $var_name6=+125689.66;  

  7. echo var_export($var_name1)."
    ";  

  8. echo var_export($var_name2)."
    ";  

  9. echo var_export($var_name2)."
    ";  

  10. echo var_export($var_name3)."
    ";  

  11. echo var_export($var_name4)."
    ";  

  12. echo var_export($var_name5)."
    ";  

  13. echo var_export($var_name6)."
    ";  

  14. ?>  

Output :

678
'a678'
'a678'
'678'
'W3resource.com'
698.99
125689.66