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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
4.2.0The 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.

See Also

PHP Manual