To remove duplicate values from a PHP array, you can simply use the
array_unique() function, for example, like so:
$arr = [ 'foo', 'foo', 'bar', 'foo', 'baz', 'bar' ]; $uniqArr = array_unique($arr); var_dump($uniqArr); // [0 => 'foo', 2 => 'bar', 4 => 'baz']
Please note that keys are preserved in the resulting array. When multiple elements compare equal to each other, then the key/value of the first element is retained. However, there are ways in which you can re-index the array (for example, using
array_values() on the resulting array).
By default, the
array_unique() function coerces all values into a string and then does a strict equality check (i.e.
(string) $elem1 === (string) $elem2). This default behavior, however, can be changed by passing any one of the following flags as a second argument to
SORT_STRING // (default) compare items as strings SORT_REGULAR // compare items normally (i.e. without changing types) SORT_NUMERIC // compare items numerically SORT_LOCALE_STRING // compare items as strings based on the current locale
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