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PHP array_key_exists() Function

❮ PHP Array Reference

Example

Check if the key "Volvo" exists in an array:

<?php
$a=array("Volvo"=>"XC90","BMW"=>"X5");
if (array_key_exists("Volvo",$a))
  {
  echo "Key exists!";
  }
else
  {
  echo "Key does not exist!";
  }
?>
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Definition and Usage

The array_key_exists() function checks an array for a specified key, and returns true if the key exists and false if the key does not exist.

Tip: Remember that if you skip the key when you specify an array, an integer key is generated, starting at 0 and increases by 1 for each value. (See example below)


Syntax

array_key_exists(key, array)
Parameter Description
key Required. Specifies the key
array Required. Specifies an array


Technical Details

Return Value: Returns TRUE if the key exists and FALSE if the key does not exist
PHP Version: 4.0.7+

More Examples

Example

Check if the key "Toyota" exists in an array:

<?php
$a=array("Volvo"=>"XC90","BMW"=>"X5");
if (array_key_exists("Toyota",$a))
  {
  echo "Key exists!";
  }
else
  {
  echo "Key does not exist!";
  }
?>
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Example

Check if the integer key "0" exists in an array:

<?php
$a=array("Volvo","BMW");
if (array_key_exists(0,$a))
  {
  echo "Key exists!";
  }
else
  {
  echo "Key does not exist!";
  }
?>
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❮ PHP Array Reference