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(PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7)

natcasesortSort an array using a case insensitive "natural order" algorithm

Description

natcasesort ( array &$array ) : bool

natcasesort() is a case insensitive version of natsort().

This function implements a sort algorithm that orders alphanumeric strings in the way a human being would while maintaining key/value associations. This is described as a "natural ordering".

Note:

If two members compare as equal, their relative order in the sorted array is undefined.

Parameters

array

The input array.

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

Examples

Example #1 natcasesort() example

<?php
$array1 
$array2 = array('IMG0.png''img12.png''img10.png''img2.png''img1.png''IMG3.png');

sort($array1);
echo 
"Standard sorting\n";
print_r($array1);

natcasesort($array2);
echo 
"\nNatural order sorting (case-insensitive)\n";
print_r($array2);
?>

The above example will output:

Standard sorting
Array
(
    [0] => IMG0.png
    [1] => IMG3.png
    [2] => img1.png
    [3] => img10.png
    [4] => img12.png
    [5] => img2.png
)

Natural order sorting (case-insensitive)
Array
(
    [0] => IMG0.png
    [4] => img1.png
    [3] => img2.png
    [5] => IMG3.png
    [2] => img10.png
    [1] => img12.png
)

For more information see: Martin Pool's » Natural Order String Comparison page.

See Also



PHP Manual || Array Functions