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Answer: How do I get the Nth character of a string?

by vroom (Pope)
on Jan 21, 2000 at 00:56 UTC ( #2263=categorized answer: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Q&A > strings > How do I get the Nth Character of a String? - Answer contributed by vroom

Use substr with a length of one. The character numbering is zero based so the first character in the string is the 0th element.
$str = "123456789"; $first = substr($str, 0, 1); #returns the first character $third = substr($str, 2, 1); #returns the third character

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