How to convert all $_POST or $_GET values to Integers

Written by Ian Carnaghan · 16 sec read >

By using the built-in PHP functions  array_map and intval.

  • array_map = Applies the callback to the elements of the given arrays, this applies the function for each value of an array (PHP 4 >= 4.0.6, PHP 5)
  • intval = Get the integer value of a variable (PHP 4, PHP 5)


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$post_int = array_map(‘intval’, $_POST); //Converting every post value to integer
$get_int = array_map(‘intval’, $_GET); //Converting every get value to integer

Last Updated On March 22, 2018
Written by Ian Carnaghan
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