PHP Substring


title: subtring

Substring Function in PHP

The Substring function in PHP returns a portion of the string, specified by two parameters, the start and the length.

Syntax

The substring function is used like any other function in php, and uses the subtr() syntax.

<?php subtr( $string, $start, $length);

Example

Below is an example of how you could use the substring function in a real world situation:

<?php $apple = 'Apple'; $alphabet = 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz'; substr($apple, 0, 5); // Apple; substr($apple, 0, 3); // App; substr($apple, 3, 2); // le; substr($alphabet, 0, 26); // abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz; substr($alphabet, 12, 6); // mnopqr;

Additional Info

For more information, please see PHP: Substring

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