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PHP array_diff_assoc() Function

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Example

Compare the keys and values of two arrays, and return the differences:

<?php
$a1=array("a"=>"red","b"=>"green","c"=>"blue","d"=>"yellow");
$a2=array("a"=>"red","b"=>"green","c"=>"blue");

$result=array_diff_assoc($a1,$a2);
print_r($result);
?>

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Definition and Usage

The array_diff_assoc() function compares the keys and values of two (or more) arrays, and returns the differences.

This function compares the keys and values of two (or more) arrays, and return an array that contains the entries from array1 that are not present in array2 or array3, etc.


Syntax

array_diff_assoc(array1,array2,array3...);

Parameter Description
array1 Required. The array to compare from
array2 Required. An array to compare against
array3,... Optional. More arrays to compare against

Technical Details

Return Value: Returns an array containing the entries from array1 that are not present in any of the other arrays
PHP Version: 4.3+


More Examples

Example 1

Compare the keys and values of two arrays, and return the differences:

<?php
$a1=array("a"=>"red","b"=>"green","c"=>"blue","d"=>"yellow");
$a2=array("e"=>"red","f"=>"green","g"=>"blue");

$result=array_diff_assoc($a1,$a2);
print_r($result);
?>

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Example 2

Compare the keys and values of three arrays, and return the differences:

<?php
$a1=array("a"=>"red","b"=>"green","c"=>"blue","d"=>"yellow");
$a2=array("a"=>"red","f"=>"green","g"=>"blue");
$a3=array("h"=>"red","b"=>"green","g"=>"blue");

$result=array_diff_assoc($a1,$a2,$a3);
print_r($result);
?>

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