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PHP Arrays

 

 

You know what a variable is – just a storage area where you hold numbers
and text. The problem is, a variable will hold only one value. You can store
a single number in a variable, or a single string. An array is like a special
variable, which can hold more than one number, or more than one string, at a
time. If you have a list of items (like a list of customer orders, for example),
and you need to do something with them, then it would be quite cumbersome to
do this:

$Order_Number1 = “Black shoes”;
$Order_Number2 = “Tan shoes”;
$Order_Number3 = “Red shoes”;
$Order_Number4 = “Blue shoes”;

What if you want to loop through your orders and find a specific one? And what
if you had not four orders but four hundred? A single variable is clearly not
the best programming tool to use here. But an array is! An array can hold all
your orders under a single name. And you can access the orders by just referring
to the array name.

If that’s a bit confusing right now, let’s make a start on explaining
how arrays work.

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