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gettype

(PHP 4, PHP 5)

gettypeGet the type of a variable

Description

string gettype ( mixed $var )

Returns the type of the PHP variable var. For type checking, use is_* functions.

Parameters

var

The variable being type checked.

Return Values

Possible values for the returned string are:

Examples

Example #1 gettype() example

<?php

$data 
= array(11.NULL, new stdClass'foo');

foreach (
$data as $value) {
    echo 
gettype($value), "\n";
}

?>

The above example will output something similar to:

integer
double
NULL
object
string

See Also

PHP Manual