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Split an array into chunks


array_chunk

(PHP 4 >= 4.2.0, PHP 5)

array_chunkSplit an array into chunks

Description

array array_chunk ( array $input , int $size [, bool $preserve_keys = false ] )

Chunks an array into size large chunks. The last chunk may contain less than size elements.

Parameters

input

The array to work on

size

The size of each chunk

preserve_keys

When set to TRUE keys will be preserved. Default is FALSE which will reindex the chunk numerically

Return Values

Returns a multidimensional numerically indexed array, starting with zero, with each dimension containing size elements.

Errors/Exceptions

If size is less than 1 E_WARNING will be thrown and NULL returned.

Examples

Example #1 array_chunk() example

<?php
$input_array 
= array('a''b''c''d''e');
print_r(array_chunk($input_array2));
print_r(array_chunk($input_array2true));
?>

The above example will output:

Array
(
    [0] => Array
        (
            [0] => a
            [1] => b
        )

    [1] => Array
        (
            [0] => c
            [1] => d
        )

    [2] => Array
        (
            [0] => e
        )

)
Array
(
    [0] => Array
        (
            [0] => a
            [1] => b
        )

    [1] => Array
        (
            [2] => c
            [3] => d
        )

    [2] => Array
        (
            [4] => e
        )

)

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