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str_word_count() - string

Counts the number of words inside string. 
   If the optional format is not specified, then 
   the return value will be an integer representing the number of words 
   found. In the event the format is specified, the return
   value will be an array, content of which is dependent on the 
   format. The possible value for the 
   format and the resultant outputs are listed below.
Parameters :
  • string - The string
  • format - Specify the return value of this function. The current supported values are: 0 - returns the number of words found 1 - returns an array containing all the words found inside the string 2 - returns an associative array, where the key is the numeric position of the word inside the string and the value is the actual word itself
  • charlist - A list of additional characters which will be considered as 'word'

  • Syntax

    mixed str_word_count
        ( string $string
       [, int $format = 0
       [, string $charlist
      ]] )


    <?php$str = "Hello fri3nd, you're       looking          good today!";print_r(str_word_count($str, 1));print_r(str_word_count($str, 2));print_r(str_word_count($str, 1, 'àáãç3'));echo str_word_count($str);?>

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