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PHP parse_str() Function

PHP parse_str() Function

PHP parse_str() function is used to parses a query string into variables. We can say that the string which we pass to this function get conveted into variables & their respected values. The string which is passed to this function for the parsing is in the format of a query string passed through a URL. This function accepts two parameters, out of which the first parameter is required and the second one is optional.

Syntax:

  parse_str($string, $array);

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
string This is a required parameter. This parameter contains the string to be parsed.
array This is an optional parameter(required in PHP 7.2 & above). This parameter contains the name of an array to in which the variables will be stored.

Here is an example of parse_str() function in PHP:

<html>
<body>

<?php
parse_str("Name=Jerry&Company=PHPTPOINT");
echo $Name."<br>";
echo $Company;
?>
 
</body>
</html>
Output:
Jerry
PHPTPOINT

Here is an another example of parse_str() function in PHP:

<html>
<body>

<?php
parse_str("Name=Jerry&Company=PHPTPOINT&Age=21&Place=Noida");
echo $Name."<br>";
echo $Company."<br>";
echo $Age."<br>";
echo $Place."<br><br>";

echo "$Name is $Age years old. He is from $Place & works for $Company.";
?>
 
</body>
</html>
Output:
Jerry
PHPTPOINT
21
Noida

Jerry is 21 years old. He is from Noida & works for PHPTPOINT.

Here is another example of parse_str() function in PHP using the $array parameter:

<html>
<body>

<?php
parse_str("name=PHPTPOINT&place=Noida",$Array);
print_r($Array);
?>
 
</body>
</html>
Output:
Array ( [name] => PHPTPOINT [place] => Noida )

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