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PHP floatval() Function

❮ PHP Variable Handling Reference

Example

Return the float value of different variables:

<?php
$a = "1234.56789";
echo floatval($a) . "<br>";

$b = "1234.56789Hello";
echo floatval($b) . "<br>";

$c = "Hello1234.56789";
echo floatval($c) . "<br>";
?>
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Definition and Usage

The floatval() function returns the float value of a variable.


Syntax

floatval(variable);

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
variable Required. Specifies the variable to check. Must be a scalar type

Technical Details

Return Value: The float value of the variable on success, 0 on failure. An empty array will return 0, and a non-empty array will return 1
Return Type: Float
PHP Version: 4.2+

❮ PHP Variable Handling Reference
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