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array_unique

Removes duplicate values from an array (PHP 4 >= 4.0.1, PHP 5)
array array_unique ( array array )

array_unique() takes input array and returns a new array without duplicate values.

Note that keys are preserved. array_unique() sorts the values treated as string at first, then will keep the first key encountered for every value, and ignore all following keys. It does not mean that the key of the first related value from the unsorted array will be kept.

Note:

Two elements are considered equal if and only if (string) $elem1 === (string) $elem2. In words: when the string representation is the same.

The first element will be used.

Example 286. array_unique() example

<?php
$input
= array("a" => "green", "red", "b" => "green", "blue", "red");
$result = array_unique($input);
print_r($result);
?>

The above example will output:

Array
(
   [
a] => green
   
[0] => red
   
[1] => blue
) ?>


Example 287. array_unique() and types

<?php
$input
= array(4, "4", "3", 4, 3, "3");
$result = array_unique($input);
var_dump($result);
?>

The above example will output:

array(2) {
 [
0] => int(4)
 [
2] => string(1) "3"
} ?>