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preg_grep

Return array entries that match the pattern (PHP 4, PHP 5)
array preg_grep ( string pattern, array input [, int flags] )

Returns the array consisting of the elements of the input array that match the given pattern.

Parameters

pattern

The pattern to search for, as a string.

input

The input array.

flags

If set to PREG_GREP_INVERT, this function returns the elements of the input array that do not match the given pattern.

Return Values

Returns an array indexed using the keys from the input array.

ChangeLog

VersionDescription
4.2.0 The flags parameter was added.
4.0.4

Prior to this version, the returned array was indexed regardless of the keys of the input array.

If you want to reproduce this old behavior, use array_values() on the returned array to reindex the values.

Examples

Example 1715. preg_grep() example

<?php
// return all array elements
// containing floating point numbers
$fl_array = preg_grep("/^(\d+)?\.\d+$/", $array);
?>