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get_resource_type || import_request_variables || Variable handling Functions || PHP Manual

(PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7)

gettypeGet the type of a variable

Description

string gettype ( mixed $var )

Returns the type of the PHP variable var. For type checking, use is_* functions.

Parameters

var

The variable being type checked.

Return Values

Possible values for the returned string are:

Examples

Example #1 gettype() example

<?php

$data 
= array(11.NULL, new stdClass'foo');

foreach (
$data as $value) {
    echo 
gettype($value), "\n";
}

?>

The above example will output something similar to:

integer
double
NULL
object
string

See Also

  • settype() - Set the type of a variable
  • get_class() - Returns the name of the class of an object
  • is_array() - Finds whether a variable is an array
  • is_bool() - Finds out whether a variable is a boolean
  • is_callable() - Verify that the contents of a variable can be called as a function
  • is_float() - Finds whether the type of a variable is float
  • is_int() - Find whether the type of a variable is integer
  • is_null() - Finds whether a variable is NULL
  • is_numeric() - Finds whether a variable is a number or a numeric string
  • is_object() - Finds whether a variable is an object
  • is_resource() - Finds whether a variable is a resource
  • is_scalar() - Finds whether a variable is a scalar
  • is_string() - Find whether the type of a variable is string
  • function_exists() - Return TRUE if the given function has been defined
  • method_exists() - Checks if the class method exists



get_resource_type || import_request_variables || Variable handling Functions || PHP Manual
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