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parse_str

Parses the string into variables (PHP 4, PHP 5)
void parse_str ( string str [, array &arr] )

Parses str as if it were the query string passed via a URL and sets variables in the current scope.

Note:

To get the current QUERY_STRING, you may use the variable $_SERVER['QUERY_STRING']. Also, you may want to read the section on variables from outside of PHP.

Note:

The magic_quotes_gpc setting affects the output of this function, as parse_str() uses the same mechanism that PHP uses to populate the $_GET, $_POST, etc. variables.

Parameters

str

The input string.

arr

If the second parameter arr is present, variables are stored in this variable as array elements instead.

Return Values

No value is returned.

ChangeLog

VersionDescription
4.0.3 The arr parameter was added

Examples

Example 2425. Using parse_str()

<?php
$str
= "first=value&arr[]=foo+bar&arr[]=baz";
parse_str($str);
echo
$first;  // value
echo $arr[0]; // foo bar
echo $arr[1]; // baz

parse_str($str, $output);
echo
$output['first'];  // value
echo $output['arr'][0]; // foo bar
echo $output['arr'][1]; // baz

?>