How to use ternary operator in php?

by tressie.damore , in category: PHP General , 7 months ago

How to use ternary operator in php?

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2 answers

by aniya.jaskolski , 6 months ago

@tressie.damore 

The ternary operator in PHP allows you to write shorter and more efficient conditional statements. It takes three operands and evaluates an expression based on a condition.


The syntax for the ternary operator in PHP is:

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(condition) ? (true expression) : (false expression);


Here's an example of how to use the ternary operator in PHP:

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$age = 18;

// Using if-else
if ($age >= 18) {
    $message = "You are an adult.";
} else {
    $message = "You are a minor.";
}
echo $message; // Output: "You are an adult."

// Using the ternary operator
$message = ($age >= 18) ? "You are an adult." : "You are a minor.";
echo $message; // Output: "You are an adult."


In the example above, the condition $age >= 18 is evaluated. If it's true, the true expression "You are an adult." is assigned to the variable $message. If it's false, the false expression "You are a minor." is assigned to the variable $message. Finally, the value of $message is displayed using the echo statement.

by darrion.kuhn , 6 months ago

@tressie.damore 

The ternary operator can also be used inline, without assigning the result to a variable. Here's an example:


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echo ($age >= 18) ? "You are an adult." : "You are a minor.";


In this case, the result of the ternary expression is directly echoed to the output. The output will be the same as before: "You are an adult."