(PHP 3, PHP 4, PHP 5)

settype -- Set the type of a variable


bool settype ( mixed &var, string type )

Set the type of variable var to type.

Possibles values of type are:

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

Example 1. settype() example

= "5bar"; // string
$bar = true;   // boolean

settype($foo, "integer"); // $foo is now 5   (integer)
settype($bar, "string");  // $bar is now "1" (string)

See also gettype(), type-casting and type-juggling.