php 5.3 array_rand() not working?

Posted on 2010-09-14
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Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I have php 5.3 version hosting and trying to achieve the result from array_rand().. it is not working....

the below example is not displayed randomly item ...but it works in php 5.2 version, i checked it....

	$inventory_Subtitle = array('60 DAY ; Both Ways!  Cover %  Returns!',
										 'PAY LESS;  ! 100% Natural Diamonds!',
										 'FREE Shipping;  Ways! Enter to  Out More!',
										 ': These Diamonds are 100%  & NON !',
										 'Highest Quality;  Prices! .',
										 '100% ; HIGH  NON Enhanced Diamonds!',
										 'BEST  on  for 100% Natural !',
										 'BEST  for  Natural !  Us.');
			$rand_keys 		= array_rand($inventory_Subtitle,8);
			echo $inventory_Subtitle[$rand_keys[0]];


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Question by:Loganathan Natarajan
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by:Ray Paseur
ID: 33671167
"is not working" does not give us much to go on if we are going to try to help you.   What happens?  Loop?  Wait?  Incorrect out?  Halt and catch fire?
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<?php // RAY_temp_logudotcom.php
echo "<pre>";

= array
( '60 DAY ; Both Ways!  Cover %  Returns!'
, 'PAY LESS;  ! 100% Natural Diamonds!'
, 'FREE Shipping;  Ways! Enter to  Out More!'
, ': These Diamonds are 100%  & NON !'
, 'Highest Quality;  Prices! .'
, '100% ; HIGH  NON Enhanced Diamonds!'
, 'BEST  on  for 100% Natural !'
, 'BEST  for  Natural !  Us.'

// SEE MAN PAGE: http://us.php.net/manual/en/function.array-rand.php
$rand_keys      = array_rand($inventory_Subtitle,8);

// SEE MAN PAGE: http://us.php.net/manual/en/function.shuffle.php

echo $inventory_Subtitle[$rand_keys[0]];

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Author Comment

by:Loganathan Natarajan
ID: 33671386
it always displays only one value .. i. e **60 DAY ; Both Ways!  Cover %  Returns!**

it does not return random values ... i mean another value etc.,
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Expert Comment

by:Ray Paseur
ID: 33672062
The code I posted returns random values.  It is not a PHP 5.3 problem.  Please check the man pages in the comments section of the code snippet.

best regards, ~Ray
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Author Closing Comment

by:Loganathan Natarajan
ID: 33679088
thanks, it worked out

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