ctype_alnum

(PHP 4 >= 4.0.4, PHP 5, PHP 7, PHP 8)

ctype_alnumCheck for alphanumeric character(s)

Description

ctype_alnum(mixed $text): bool

Checks if all of the characters in the provided string, text, are alphanumeric.

Parameters

text

The tested string.

Note:

If an int between -128 and 255 inclusive is provided, it is interpreted as the ASCII value of a single character (negative values have 256 added in order to allow characters in the Extended ASCII range). Any other integer is interpreted as a string containing the decimal digits of the integer.

Warning

As of PHP 8.1.0, passing a non-string argument is deprecated. In the future, the argument will be interpreted as a string instead of an ASCII codepoint. Depending on the intended behavior, the argument should either be cast to string or an explicit call to chr() should be made.

Return Values

Returns true if every character in text is either a letter or a digit, false otherwise.

Examples

Example #1 A ctype_alnum() example (using the default locale)

<?php
$strings 
= array('AbCd1zyZ9''foo!#$bar');
foreach (
$strings as $testcase) {
    if (
ctype_alnum($testcase)) {
        echo 
"The string $testcase consists of all letters or digits.\n";
    } else {
        echo 
"The string $testcase does not consist of all letters or digits.\n";
    }
}
?>

The above example will output:

The string AbCd1zyZ9 consists of all letters or digits.
The string foo!#$bar does not consist of all letters or digits.

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