ArrayAccess::offsetExists

(PHP 5, PHP 7)

ArrayAccess::offsetExistsWhether an offset exists

Description

abstract public ArrayAccess::offsetExists ( mixed $offset ) : bool

Whether or not an offset exists.

This method is executed when using isset() or empty() on objects implementing ArrayAccess.

Note:

When using empty() ArrayAccess::offsetGet() will be called and checked if empty only if ArrayAccess::offsetExists() returns TRUE.

Parameters

offset

An offset to check for.

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

Note:

The return value will be casted to boolean if non-boolean was returned.

Examples

Example #1 ArrayAccess::offsetExists() example

<?php
class obj implements arrayaccess {
    public function 
offsetSet($offset$value) {
        
var_dump(__METHOD__);
    }
    public function 
offsetExists($var) {
        
var_dump(__METHOD__);
        if (
$var == "foobar") {
            return 
true;
        }
        return 
false;
    }
    public function 
offsetUnset($var) {
        
var_dump(__METHOD__);
    }
    public function 
offsetGet($var) {
        
var_dump(__METHOD__);
        return 
"value";
    }
}

$obj = new obj;

echo 
"Runs obj::offsetExists()\n";
var_dump(isset($obj["foobar"]));

echo 
"\nRuns obj::offsetExists() and obj::offsetGet()\n";
var_dump(empty($obj["foobar"]));

echo 
"\nRuns obj::offsetExists(), *not* obj:offsetGet() as there is nothing to get\n";
var_dump(empty($obj["foobaz"]));
?>

The above example will output something similar to:

Runs obj::offsetExists()
string(17) "obj::offsetExists"
bool(true)

Runs obj::offsetExists() and obj::offsetGet()
string(17) "obj::offsetExists"
string(14) "obj::offsetGet"
bool(false)

Runs obj::offsetExists(), *not* obj:offsetGet() as there is nothing to get
string(17) "obj::offsetExists"
bool(true)

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User Contributed Notes 2 notes

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driezasson at icloud dot com
4 years ago
Note that even though isset/empty works on classes implementing ArrayAccess, array_key_exists does not. At least not in PHP 5.3.
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kgun ! mail ! com
3 months ago
If you care about key-strictness, you may need to use an alternative solution (maybe overriding offsetExists() in subclass(es)). So, offsetExists() acts like array_key_exists() and does not handle the key types. Here;

<?php
$array
= ['one', 'two', 3.=>'boom!'];
$arrayObject = new ArrayObject($array);
$key = '3';
var_dump(array_key_exists($key, $array)); // bool(true)
var_dump(in_array($key, array_keys($array), true)); // bool(false)
var_dump($arrayObject->offsetExists($key)); // bool(true)
var_dump(in_array($key, array_keys($arrayObject->getArrayCopy()), true)); // bool(false)

// @override;
public function offsetExists($key)
{
   
// make a strict check
   
return in_array($key, array_keys($this->getArrayCopy()), true);
}
?>
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