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(PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7)

base64_decodeDecodes data encoded with MIME base64

Description

base64_decode ( string $data [, bool $strict = FALSE ] ) : string

Decodes a base64 encoded data.

Parameters

data

The encoded data.

strict

If the strict parameter is set to TRUE then the base64_decode() function will return FALSE if the input contains character from outside the base64 alphabet. Otherwise invalid characters will be silently discarded.

Return Values

Returns the decoded data or FALSE on failure. The returned data may be binary.

Changelog

Version Description
5.2.0 strict added

Examples

Example #1 base64_decode() example

<?php
$str 
'VGhpcyBpcyBhbiBlbmNvZGVkIHN0cmluZw==';
echo 
base64_decode($str);
?>

The above example will output:

This is an encoded string

See Also



PHP Manual || URL Functions