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PHP Functions

Function: settype

(PHP 3, PHP 4, PHP 5)

settype -- Set the type of a variable

Description

bool settype ( mixed &var, string type )

Set the type of variable var to type .

Possibles values of type are:

"boolean" (or, since PHP 4.2.0, "bool")

"integer" (or, since PHP 4.2.0, "int")

"float" (only possible since PHP 4.2.0, for older versions use the deprecated variant "double")

"string"

"array"

"object"

"null" (since PHP 4.2.0)

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

Example 1. settype() example

<?php
$foo = "5bar"; // string
$bar = true;   // boolean

settype($foo, "integer"); // $foo is now 5   (integer)
settype($bar, "string");  // $bar is now "1" (string)
?>

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