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Programming PHP, 3rd Edition by Peter MacIntyre, Kevin Tatroe, Rasmus Lerdorf

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Name

filter_input_array

Synopsis

mixed filter_input_array(array variables[, mixed filters])

Performs a series of filters against variables in the associative array variables and returns the results as an associative array. The context is one of INPUT_GET, INPUT_POST, INPUT_COOKIE, INPUT_SERVER, or INPUT_ENV.

The optional parameter is an associative array where each element’s key is a variable name, with the associated value defining the filter and options to use to filter that variable’s value. The definition is either the ID of the filter to use or an array containing one or more of the following elements:

filter

The ID of the filter to apply.

flags

A bitfield of flags.

options

An associative array of options specific to the filter.

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