Asked  7 Months ago    Answers:  5   Viewed   35 times

I have an array:

$list = array('string1', 'string2', 'string3');

I want to get the index for a given value (i.e. 1 for string2 and 2 for string3)

All I want is the position of the strings in the array

  • string1 is 0
  • string2 is 1
  • string3 is 2

How to achieve this?



array_search is the way to do it.

array_search ( mixed $needle , array $haystack [, bool $strict = FALSE ] ) : mixed

From the docs:

$array = array(0 => 'blue', 1 => 'red', 2 => 'green', 3 => 'red');

$key = array_search('green', $array); // $key = 2;
$key = array_search('red', $array);   // $key = 1;

You could loop over the array manually and find the index but why do it when there's a function for that. This function always returns a key and it will work well with associative and normal arrays.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 7 Months ago

When you set cell values individually, you have the option of setting the datatype explicitly, but when you use the fromArray() method, you don't have this option.

However, by default, PHP uses a default value binder to identify datatypes from the values passed, and set the cell datatype accordingly. This default behaviour is defined in a class /PHPExcel/Cell/DefaultValueBinder.php.

So you can create your own value binder, as described in the PHPExcel Documentation, that would set every value as a string datatype.

Something like:

class PHPExcel_Cell_MyColumnValueBinder extends PHPExcel_Cell_DefaultValueBinder implements PHPExcel_Cell_IValueBinder
    protected $stringColumns = [];

    public function __construct(array $stringColumnList = []) {
        // Accept a list of columns that will always be set as strings
        $this->stringColumns = $stringColumnList;

    public function bindValue(PHPExcel_Cell $cell, $value = null)
        // If the cell is one of our columns to set as a string...
        if (in_array($cell->getColumn(), $this->stringColumns)) {
            // ... then we cast it to a string and explicitly set it as a string
            $cell->setValueExplicit((string) $value, PHPExcel_Cell_DataType::TYPE_STRING);
            return true;
        // Otherwise, use the default behaviour
        return parent::bindValue($cell, $value);

// Instantiate our custom binder, with a list of columns, and tell PHPExcel to use it
PHPExcel_Cell::setValueBinder(new PHPExcel_Cell_MyColumnValueBinder(['A', 'B', 'C', 'E', 'F']));

$objPHPExcel = new PHPExcel();
Friday, May 28, 2021
answered 5 Months ago

There's a lot been written about PHPExcel and memory use, and I'm not going to repeat it all here.

Try reading some of the threads on the PHPExcel discussion board discussing the issue, such as this one; or previous answers here on SO such as this one or this one

Tuesday, July 6, 2021
answered 4 Months ago

You can use findIndex here

check this snippet

var array = [400, 4000, 400, 400, 4000];
var index=array.findIndex(function(number) {
  return number > 400;
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
answered 4 Weeks ago

You need to spread the array for getting the maximum. Otherwise you get NaN as value (via a stringed array) and this is not in the array (and not searchable).

A spreaded array takes all elements as parameter for the function (spread syntax ...).

In this case it follows this way

Math.max(...[11, 10, 10])

is evaluated as

Math.max(11, 10, 10)

function sayHello() {
  arrayEdificiosNiveis = [11, 10, 10];
  var indexMenor = arrayEdificiosNiveis.indexOf(Math.max(...arrayEdificiosNiveis));

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Andrew Burton
answered 5 Days ago
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