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Shuffle an array


shuffle

(PHP 4, PHP 5)

shuffleShuffle an array

Description

bool shuffle ( array &$array )

This function shuffles (randomizes the order of the elements in) an array.

Parameters

array

The array.

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

Examples

Example #1 shuffle() example

<?php
$numbers 
range(120);
shuffle($numbers);
foreach (
$numbers as $number) {
    echo 
"$number ";
}
?>

Changelog

Version Description
4.2.0 The random number generator is seeded automatically.

Notes

Note: This function assigns new keys to the elements in array. It will remove any existing keys that may have been assigned, rather than just reordering the keys.


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