Month: May 2007

array_intersect()- helps in finding the common elements in two arrays

Definition and Usage

The array_intersect() function compares two or more arrays, and returns an array with the keys and values from the first array, only if the value is present in all of the other arrays.

Syntax

array_intersect(array1,array2,array3...)
Parameter Description
array1 Required. The first array is the array that the others will be compared with
array2 Required. An array to be compared with the first array
array3 Optional. An array to be compared with the first array

Tips and Notes

Tip: You can compare the first array with one array, or as many as you like.

Note: Only the value is used in the comparison.


Example

<?php
	$a1=array(0=>"Cat",1=>"Dog",2=>"Horse");
	$a2=array(3=>"Horse",4=>"Dog",5=>"Fish");
	print_r(array_intersect($a1,$a2));
?>

The output of the code above will be:

Array ( [1] => Dog [2] => Horse )