wireLength() function

Returns string length of any type (string, array, object, bool, int, etc.)

  • If given a string it returns the multibyte string length.
  • If given a bool, returns 1 for true or 0 for false.
  • If given an int or float, returns its length when typecast to string.
  • If given array or object it duplicates the behavior of wireCount().
  • If given null returns 0.

Available since version 3.0.192.

Usage

// basic usage
$int = wireLength($value);

// usage with all arguments
$int = wireLength($value, bool $mb = true);

Arguments

NameType(s)Description
valuestring, array, object, int, bool, null
mb (optional)bool

Use multibyte string length when available (default=true)

Return value

int


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API reference based on ProcessWire core version 3.0.209

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