PHP Array next() Function (With Examples)

In this tutorial, we will learn about the PHP next() function with its usage, syntax, parameters, return value, and examples. By IncludeHelp Last updated : December 31, 2023

PHP next() function

The next() function firstly moves the current pointer to the next element and returns the element.

Syntax

The syntax of the next() function:

next(arr);

Parameters

The parameters of the next() function:

  • arr: An input array.

Return Value

The return type of this method is mixed, it returns the array value in the next place that's pointed to by the internal array pointer, or false if there are no more elements. [Source]

Note

As we have discussed in the previous tutorial (current() function) that an array has a pointer that points to the first element by default, next() function can be used to move the pointer to next element and then print it.

Sample Input/Output

Input:
$arr1 = array(10, 20, 30, 40, 50);
Function call:
next($arr1);
Output:
20

Input:
$arr2 = array("name" => "Amit", "age" => 21, "Gender" => "Male");
Function call:
next($arr2);
Output:
21

PHP next() Function Example

<?php
$arr1 = array(10, 20, 30, 40, 50);
$arr2 = array("name" => "Amit", "age" => 21, "Gender" => "Male");

echo current($arr1) . "\n"; //print first element
echo next($arr1) ."\n"; //move to next element and print 
echo next($arr1) ."\n"; //move to next element and print 

echo current($arr2) . "\n"; //print first element
echo next($arr2) ."\n"; //move to next element and print
echo next($arr2) ."\n"; //move to next element and print
?>

Output

The output of the above example is:

10
20
30
Amit
21
Male

To understand the above example, you should have the basic knowledge of the following PHP topics:

All PHP Programs

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