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key

(PHP 4, PHP 5)

keyRetourne une clé d'un tableau associatif

Description

mixed key ( array &$array )

key() retourne la clé courante dans le tableau array.

Liste de paramètres

array

Le tableau.

Valeurs de retour

La fonction key() retourne simplement la clé de l'élément du tableau qui est actuellement pointée par le pointeur interne. Cette fonction ne modifie en aucun cas la position de ce pointeur. Si le pointeur interne pointe un élément se situant après la fin de la liste des éléments, ou bien si le tableau est vide, la fonction key() retournera NULL.

Exemples

Exemple #1 Exemple avec key()

<?php
$array 
= array(
    
'fruit1' => 'apple',
    
'fruit2' => 'orange',
    
'fruit3' => 'grape',
    
'fruit4' => 'apple',
    
'fruit5' => 'apple');

// Cette boucle affiche toutes les clés
// dont la valeur vaut "apple"
while ($fruit_name current($array)) {
    if (
$fruit_name == 'apple') {
        echo 
key($array).'<br />';
    }
    
next($array);
}
?>

L'exemple ci-dessus va afficher :

fruit1<br />
fruit4<br />
fruit5<br />

Voir aussi

  • current() - Retourne l'élément courant du tableau
  • next() - Avance le pointeur interne d'un tableau

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User Contributed Notes 7 notes

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vinob44 at gmail dot com
1 year ago
Suppose if the array values are in numbers and numbers contains `0` then the loop will be terminated. To overcome this you can user like this

<?php
$array
= array(
   
'0' => '5',
   
'1' => '2',
   
'2' => '0',
   
'3' => '3',
   
'4' => '1');

// wrong approach

while ($fruit_name = current($array)) {

        echo
key($array).'<br />';
      
next($array);
}

// the way will be break loop when arra('2'=>0) because its value is '0', while(0) will terminate the loop

// correct approach
while ( ($fruit_name = current($array)) !== FALSE ) {

        echo
key($array).'<br />';
      
next($array);
}
//this will work properly
?>
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21
lhardie
6 months ago
Note that using key($array) in a foreach loop may have unexpected results. 

When requiring the key inside a foreach loop, you should use:
foreach($array as $key => $value)

I was incorrectly using:
<?php
foreach($array as $value)
{
 
$mykey = key($array);
}
?>

and experiencing errors (the pointer of the array is already moved to the next item, so instead of getting the key for $value, you will get the key to the next value in the array)

CORRECT:
<?php
foreach($array as $key => $value)
{
 
$mykey = $key;
}

A noob error, but felt it might help someone else out there.
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13
FatBat
3 years ago
Needed to get the index of the max/highest value in an assoc array.
max() only returned the value, no index, so I did this instead.

<?php
reset
($x);   // optional.
arsort($x);
$key_of_max = key($x);   // returns the index.
?>
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0
art
22 days ago
Returns "Warning" message if given parameter is not an array.
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-7
yarco dot w at gmail dot com
7 years ago
Re: br_joris[at]hotmail[doth]com

Do you really mean you want 2 keys point to 1 value?
What you've written seems you want 1 key point to 2 values.

But if you really want 2 keys point to 1 value, you could do the following:

<?php
$buf
['key1'] = 'abc';
$buf['key2'] = & $buf['key1'];
?>
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-11
goker.cebeci
2 years ago
object usage:

<?php

$object
= new stdClass();
$object->child->key = 'value';

echo
key((array) $object->child);
// key

?>
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michael
5 years ago
Here is an improved version of the KeyName function below. It is simpler and faster, especially on large arrays as it runs in O(1) instead of O(n).

<?php
function KeyName(array $a, $pos) {
   
$temp = array_slice($a, $pos, 1, true);
    return
key($temp);
}
?>

Also, KeyName($a, -1) will return the last key, etc.
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