String Functions

PHP parse_str() Function

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The parse_str() function parses a query string into variables.

The following table summarizes the technical details of this function.

Return Value: No value is returned.
Changelog: Since PHP 7.2.0, the array parameter is required.
Version: PHP 4+


The basic syntax of the parse_str() function is given with:

parse_str(string, result);

The following example shows the parse_str() function in action.

// Sample String
$str = "name=Harry&age=18";

// Parsing query string
parse_str($str, $result);
echo $result["name"]; // Outputs: Harry
echo $result["age"];  // Outputs: 18 


The parse_str() function accepts the following parameters.

Parameter Description
string Required. Specifies the string to parse.
result Required. Specifies that the variables are stored in this variable as array elements.
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