PHP array_replace_recursive() Function example

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The array_replace_recursive() function replaces the values of array1 with the same values from all the following arrays. If a key from the first array exists in the second array, its value will be replaced by the value from the second array. If the key exists in the second array, and not the first, it will be created in the first array. If a key only exists in the first array, it will be left as is. If several arrays are passed for replacement, they will be processed in order, the later array overwriting the previous values.

array_replace_recursive() is recursive : it will recurse into arrays and apply the same process to the inner value.

When the value in the first array is scalar, it will be replaced by the value in the second array, may it be scalar or array. When the value in the first array and the second array are both arrays, array_replace_recursive() will replace their respective value recursively.

Example #1 array_replace_recursive() example

The above example will output:

Example #2 array_replace_recursive() and recursive behavior

The above example will output:

Reference: https://www.php.net/manual/en/function.array-replace-recursive.php


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