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is_array

(PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7)

is_arrayFinds whether a variable is an array

Description

bool is_array ( mixed $var )

Finds whether the given variable is an array.

Parameters

var

The variable being evaluated.

Return Values

Returns TRUE if var is an array, FALSE otherwise.

Examples

Example #1 Check that variable is an array

<?php
$yes = array('this', 'is', 'an array');

echo is_array($yes) ? 'Array' : 'not an Array';
echo "\n";

$no = 'this is a string';

echo is_array($no) ? 'Array' : 'not an Array';
?>

The above example will output:

Array
not an Array

See Also

  • is_float() - Finds whether the type of a variable is float
  • is_int() - Find whether the type of a variable is integer
  • is_string() - Find whether the type of a variable is string
  • is_object() - Finds whether a variable is an object

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