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PHP crc32() Function

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Example

Print the result of crc32():

<?php
$str = crc32("Hello World!");
printf("%u\n",$str);
?>

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Definition and Usage

The crc32() function calculates a 32-bit CRC (cyclic redundancy checksum) for a string.

This function can be used to validate data integrity.

Tip: To ensure that you get the correct string representation from the crc32() function, you'll need to use the %u formatter of the printf() or sprintf() function. If the %u formatter is not used, the result may display in incorrect and negative numbers.


Syntax

crc32(string)

Parameter Description
string Required. The string to be calculated

Technical Details

Return Value: Returns the crc32 checksum of string as an integer
PHP Version: 4.0.1+


Example 1

In this example we will print the result of crc32() with and without the "%u" formatter (note that the result is equal):

<?php
$str = crc32("Hello world!");
echo 'Without %u: '.$str."<br>";
echo 'With %u: ';
printf("%u",$str);
?>

The output of the code above will be:

Without %u: 461707669
With %u: 461707669


Example 2

In this example we will print the result of crc32() with and without the "%u" formatter (note that the result is not equal):

<?php
$str = crc32("Hello world.");
echo 'Without %u: '.$str."<br>";
echo 'With %u: ';
printf("%u",$str);
?>

The output of the code above will be:

Without %u: -1959132156
With %u: 2335835140


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