How to split a string into an array in PHP

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Answer: Use the PHP explode() function

You can use the PHP explode() function to split or break a string into an array by a separator string like space, comma, hyphen etc. You can also set the optional limit parameter to specify the number of array elements to return.

  • <?php
  • $my_str = 'The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.';
  • print_r(explode(" ", $my_str));
  • echo "<br>";
  • print_r(explode(" ", $my_str, 4));
  • ?>

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