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Posted on 2011-03-01
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I described my question on below codes.

Simplified, here is a string $var['navy'] = 'arestama';
After codes processing, I'm able to retrieve 'arestama' after matching it with $selected_value but I cannot retrieve 'navy'

Can anybody help?  Thanks all...
$var['blue'] = 'johndoes'; // #1
$var['pink'] = 'demolimo'; // #2
$var['navy'] = 'arestama'; // #3
$var['bait'] = 'kikotito'; // #4

foreach($var as $var_arr=>$val_arr) { 
		$var_in_arr[] = $var_arr; // blue, pink, navy, bait
		$val_in_arr[] = $val_arr; // johndoes, demolimo, arestama, kikotito
}

// A selected value might be one of the $var above
// In this case let's use #3
$selected_value = 'arestama';

if ( ( in_array($selected_value, $val_in_arr) ) ) {
	$value = $selected_value;
}

echo ( isset($value)?$value:'Unknown' );
// So far the output here is correct & match which is 'arestama'

// Question:
// How to output 'navy' here ???

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Question by:trrsrr
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by:Beverley Portlock
ID: 35007100
YOu have two arrays val_in_arr and var_in_arr. This code

if ( ( in_array($selected_value, $val_in_arr) ) ) {
      $value = $selected_value;
}

only searches val_in_arr. "Navy" is in the other array
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by:Beverley Portlock
ID: 35007119
<?php

$var['blue'] = 'johndoes'; // #1
$var['pink'] = 'demolimo'; // #2
$var['navy'] = 'arestama'; // #3
$var['bait'] = 'kikotito'; // #4

foreach($var as $var_arr=>$val_arr) {
          $var_in_arr[] = $var_arr; // blue, pink, navy, bait
          $val_in_arr[] = $val_arr; // johndoes, demolimo, arestama, kikotito
}


// A selected value might be one of the $var above
// In this case let's use #3
$selected_value = 'arestama';

if ( ( in_array($selected_value, $val_in_arr) ) ) {
     $value = $selected_value;
}


echo ( isset($value)?$value:'Unknown' );
// So far the output here is correct & match which is 'arestama'

// Question:
// How to output 'navy' here ???
echo "<br/>";
$selected_value = 'navy';

if ( ( in_array($selected_value, $var_in_arr) ) ) {
     $value = $selected_value;
}

echo ( isset($value)?$value:'Unknown' );

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arestama
navy
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Lukasz Chmielewski earned 1200 total points
ID: 35007156
<?php
$var['blue'] = 'johndoes'; // #1
$var['pink'] = 'demolimo'; // #2
$var['navy'] = 'arestama'; // #3
$var['bait'] = 'kikotito'; // #4

foreach($var as $var_arr=>$val_arr) { 
		$var_in_arr[] = $var_arr; // blue, pink, navy, bait
		$val_in_arr[] = $val_arr; // johndoes, demolimo, arestama, kikotito
}

// A selected value might be one of the $var above
// In this case let's use #3
$selected_value = 'arestama';

if ( ( in_array($selected_value, $val_in_arr) ) ) {
	$value = $selected_value;
}

echo ( isset($value)?$value:'Unknown' );


reset($var);
while ($test = current($var)) {
    if ($test == $value) {
        echo key($var).'<br />';
    }
    next($var);
}

// So far the output here is correct & match which is 'arestama'

// Question:
// How to output 'navy' here ???
?>

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by:trrsrr
ID: 35007187
Note that: I can only have 1 $selected_value ..
actually it is taken from GET variable and I have shorten my codes which I think will give me the same result .. and for sure I cannot have $selected_value = 'navy';

Any idea ?
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by:Lukasz Chmielewski
ID: 35007220
Did you try this above ?

reset($var);
while ($test = current($var)) {
    if ($test == $value) {
        echo key($var).'<br />';
    }
    next($var);
}

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Assisted Solution

by:Beverley Portlock
Beverley Portlock earned 800 total points
ID: 35007297
OK.....

<?php

$var['blue'] = 'johndoes'; // #1
$var['pink'] = 'demolimo'; // #2
$var['navy'] = 'arestama'; // #3
$var['bait'] = 'kikotito'; // #4

foreach($var as $var_arr=>$val_arr) {
          $var_in_arr[] = $var_arr; // blue, pink, navy, bait
          $val_in_arr[] = $val_arr; // johndoes, demolimo, arestama, kikotito
}


// A selected value might be one of the $var above
// In this case let's use #3
$selected_value = 'arestama';

if ( ( in_array($selected_value, $val_in_arr) ) ) {
     $value = $selected_value;
}


if ( isset($value) ) {
     echo $value . " ".   array_search( $value, $var );
}
else
     echo 'Unknown';

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by:trrsrr
ID: 35007305
@Roads_Roads:
Yes ... my previous reply was to @bportlock (forgot to mentioned it).

And thanks it looks good for my purposes.
I also have seen this reset() key() and next() .. lol :-)
Got to learn some more and more I guess...

Thanks a lot.
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Author Closing Comment

by:trrsrr
ID: 35007354
Okay ... @bportlock seeme to have short codes solution which gave me the same result.

Well, I think I'll split the points to you guys for teach me more ideas .. :)

Thanks a lot.
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by:Beverley Portlock
ID: 35007389
Glad you're sorted
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