How to use array slice in PHP

In this article, I will explain how the array_slice() function can be used in PHP.
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array_slice() function in PHP

  • The array_slice() function returns selected parts of an array.

  • array_slice() function returns the sequence of elements from the array as specified by the offset and length parameters.

  • In array_slice() function, the sequence will start at that offset in the array, If offset is positive .

  • In array_slice() function, the sequence will start that far from the end of the array, If offset is negative.

Syntax

array_slice(array,start,length,preserve)

Parameter

  • array  array is required parameter. Specifies an array.

  • start start is required parameter. start is the numeric value. Specifies where the function will start the slice.

  • length length is Optional parameter. length is the numeric value. Specifies the length of the returned array.

  • preserve preserve is Optional parameter. Default value of preserve is false. Possible value

    • true
    • false

Example

The following example show to how the array_slice() function can be used in PHP.

<html>

<body>

<h3 style="color: darkslategrey;">array_slice() function example in PHP</h3>  

    <?php 

    $list = array('Student','Engg.','Teacher','Worker'); 

    $result= array_slice($list,3); 

    print_r($result); 

    echo "<br>"; 

    $result= array_slice($list,-2,1); 

    print_r($result); 

    echo "</br>"; 

    $result= array_slice($list,0,4); 

    print_r($result); 

    ?> 

</body>

</html>

 

Output

slice.jpg

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