AJFMEDIA AJFMEDIA - 7 months ago 8
PHP Question

String replace all items in array PHP

I basically want to achive a smaller way of doing this...
Ps ignore the names, they are just example names

$row['c1'] = str_replace("&", "&", $row['c1']);
$row['c2'] = str_replace("&", "&", $row['c2']);
$row['c3'] = str_replace("&", "&", $row['c3']);
$row['c4'] = str_replace("&", "&", $row['c4']);
$row['c5'] = str_replace("&", "&", $row['c5']);
$row['c6'] = str_replace("&", "&", $row['c6']);
$row['c7'] = str_replace("&", "&", $row['c7']);
$row['c8'] = str_replace("&", "&", $row['c8']);
$row['c9'] = str_replace("&", "&", $row['c9']);
$row['c10'] = str_replace("&", "&", $row['c10']);


I thought a foreach statement would have worked.. eg..

$columns = array($row['c1'], $row['c2'], $row['c3'], $row['c4'], $row['c5'], $row['c6'], $row['c7'], $row['c8'], $row['c9'], $row['c10']);

foreach ( $columns as $value){
$value = str_replace("&", "&", $value);
}


But no luck.

Answer

Just do:

$row = str_replace("&", "&", $row);

Note: Your foreach doesn't work because you need a reference, or use the key:

foreach ( $columns as &$value) { // reference
   $value  = str_replace("&", "&", $value);
}
unset($value); // break the reference with the last element

Or:

foreach ($columns as $key => $value){
   $columns[$key]  = str_replace("&", "&", $value);
}

Although it is not necessary here because str_replace accepts and returns arrays.