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PHP parse_str() Function

❮ PHP String Reference

Example

Parse a query string into variables:

<?php
parse_str("name=Peter&age=43");
echo $name."<br>";
echo $age;
?>
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Definition and Usage

The parse_str() function parses a query string into variables.

Note: If the array parameter is not set, variables set by this function will overwrite existing variables of the same name.

Note: The magic_quotes_gpc setting in the php.ini file affects the output of this function. If enabled, the variables are converted by addslashes() before parsed by parse_str().


Syntax

parse_str(string,array)

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
string Required. Specifies the string to parse
array Optional (Required from PHP 7.2). Specifies the name of an array to store the variables. This parameter indicates that the variables will be stored in an array.

Technical Details

Return Value: No value is returned
PHP Version: 4+
Changelog: PHP 7.2.0 - The array parameter is required.
PHP 4.0.3 - Added the array parameter.

More Examples

Example

Store the variables in an array:

<?php
parse_str("name=Peter&age=43",$myArray);
print_r($myArray);
?>
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❮ PHP String Reference