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Doubts about endforeach

Posted on 2009-06-30
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Hi E's, I use foreach for do cycles with arrays, and I want do like a break in foreach, in this case I discover endforeach in php.net.
My doubt about endforeach is what happening when I call endforeach, they finish all the cycle or just the key in that moment?

In practice if I have this array and this code:
1 => um
2 => dois
3 => tres

foreach($array as $element){
if ($element == "um"){
endforeach;
} else {
echo "do something";
}
}

My doubt is if the system run array [2] and [3] after endforeach (finish all cycle foreach or just for the moment that endforeach as call)?

Regards, JC



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Question by:Pedro Chagas
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Roger Baklund earned 100 total points
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That is not how to use endforeach. This is not a function, it is an alternative way to end a foreach loop block instead of using {}.

http://php.net/manual/ru/control-structures.alternative-syntax.php

What you need is "break;", like this:
foreach($array as $element){

  if ($element == "um")

    break;

  echo "do something";

}
 

# if you want to skip "um" but continue looping, use "continue;" instead:
 

foreach($array as $element){

  if ($element == "um")

    continue;

  echo "do something";

}

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by:Roger Baklund
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Heh, that link was to the russian version of the php manual, but the text on that page is currently in english... for future reference, this is the english version:

http://php.net/manual/en/control-structures.alternative-syntax.php
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by:Beverley Portlock
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One thing that should be pointed out, because it is easily missed in the documentation, is that the OPENING brace is replaced with a colon so that

foreach( $a as $b ) {
....
}

becomes

foreach( $a as $b ) :
....
endforeach;

Also note that "endforeach" is followed with a ; whereas a } does not  have a following ;

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