How to delete object from array inside foreach loop?


Question

I iterate through an array of objects and want to delete one of the objects based on it's 'id' property, but my code doesn't work.

foreach($array as $element) {
    foreach($element as $key => $value) {
        if($key == 'id' && $value == 'searched_value'){
            //delete this particular object from the $array
            unset($element);//this doesn't work
            unset($array,$element);//neither does this
        } 
    }
}

Any suggestions. Thanks.

1
128
2/21/2010 2:51:30 AM

Accepted Answer

foreach($array as $elementKey => $element) {
    foreach($element as $valueKey => $value) {
        if($valueKey == 'id' && $value == 'searched_value'){
            //delete this particular object from the $array
            unset($array[$elementKey]);
        } 
    }
}
206
2/21/2010 2:56:58 AM

You can also use references on foreach values:

foreach($array as $elementKey => &$element) {
    // $element is the same than &$array[$elementKey]
    if (isset($element['id']) and $element['id'] == 'searched_value') {
        unset($element);
    }
}

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