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#1 johnnyk

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 02:09 AM

So you can call a global variable from a function:

$var = 'hey';
function whatever(){
  echo $GLOBALS['hey'];

BUT, how would you do the reverse, something like:

function whatever(){
  $var2 = 'hey';

Now say after that I want to echo $var2, is that possible?
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#2 corbin

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 02:23 AM

function whatever() {
$var2 = "hi";
return $var2;
echo whatever();

is the only way i know of to do what youre asking... i dont mess with functions very often though so theres prolly a better way...
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#3 wildteen88

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 10:43 AM

You can either return it as corbin has shown above or make your var2 var global like so:
function whatever2()
    global $var2;

    $var2 = "hi";
// call our function, first

// now we will be able to use our variable from the function
echo $var2;

By I'd recommend you to use return rather than making your variables global. If you are going to be returning 2 or more variables. I'd return it as an array, and store the array in a variable, like so:

function getVars()
    $var = 'hello';
    $var2 = 'hey';
    $var3 = 'bye';

    return array($var, $var2, $var3);

$vars = getVars();

echo '<pre>' . print_r($vars, true) . '</pre>';

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