PHP Variable substitution in String

PHP Variable substitution in String

In PHP we can write variable name into a long string and PHP knows how to replace the variable with its value.

				    $name = "";
				    print "Your name is $name\n";
				    $name2 = $name;
				    print 'Goodbye, $name2!\n';


	      		Your name is
Goodbye, $name2!\n	      


					$website = "studentsempire"; 
					echo "Welcome to $website";   


	      		Welcome to studentsempire	      

We confused PHP if $myValues is a variable name or it is a plural form of a variable.

To get around this problem using curly brackets, as follows:

				    $website = "studentsempire"; 
					echo "welcome to {$website}";  


	      		welcome to studentsempire	      

You can also place the opening curly bracket after the $ symbol, which has the same effect:

				    $website = "studentsempire"; 
					echo "welcome to ${website}";  


	      		welcome to studentsempire	      

We can use the curly brackets to distinguish the variable name from the rest of the string.

Curly bracket syntax can insert more complex variable values, such as array element values and object properties.

Just make sure the whole expression is surrounded by curly brackets:

				    $myArray["age"] = 14; 
					echo "My age is {$myArray["age"]}"; // Displays "My age is 14"  


	      		My age is 14	      

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