How to add elements to an empty array in PHP?


Question

If I define an array in PHP such as (I don't define its size):

$cart = array();

Do I simply add elements to it using the following?

$cart[] = 13;
$cart[] = "foo";
$cart[] = obj;

Don't arrays in PHP have an add method, for example, cart.add(13)?

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439
4/14/2014 8:20:09 AM

Accepted Answer

Both array_push and the method you described will work.

$cart = array();
$cart[] = 13;
$cart[] = 14;
// etc

//Above is correct. but below one is for further understanding
$cart = array();
for($i=0;$i<=5;$i++){
    $cart[] = $i;  
}
echo "<pre>";
print_r($cart);
echo "</pre>";

Is the same as:

<?php
$cart = array();
array_push($cart, 13);
array_push($cart, 14);

// Or 
$cart = array();
array_push($cart, 13, 14);
?>
714
11/22/2018 8:58:19 AM

It's better to not use array_push and just use what you suggested. The functions just add overhead.

//We don't need to define the array, but in many cases it's the best solution.
$cart = array();

//Automatic new integer key higher than the highest 
//existing integer key in the array, starts at 0.
$cart[] = 13;
$cart[] = 'text';

//Numeric key
$cart[4] = $object;

//Text key (assoc)
$cart['key'] = 'test';

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