In this tutorial you can learn How to Remove, and to get duplicate values from array, and to Reset array keys in PHP.

Remove duplicate values from array

To remove duplicate values from an array, use the PHP function: array_unique(). This function returns a new array removing duplicate values, without changing the key of the remaining elements.
Example:
<?php
// duplicate values: 1, mp
$aray = array(1, 'abc', 1, 'mp', 33, 'mp', 8);
$aray = array_unique($aray);

// test
print_r($aray);      // Array ( [0] => 1 [1] => abc [3] => mp [4] => 33 [6] => 8 )
?>

array_unique() treats the values as string, so, if the array contains for example: 12 (integer), and '12' (string), the function keeps only the first value.
Example:
<?php
// duplicate values: 12, mp
$aray = array(12, 'abc', '12', 'mp', 33, 'mp');
$aray = array_unique($aray);

// test
print_r($aray);      // Array ( [0] => 12 [1] => abc [3] => mp [4] => 33 )
?>

Get duplicate array elements

If you want to get only the duplicate elements from an array, you can use the following construction:
array_unique(array_diff_assoc($aray, array_unique($aray)));
Example:
<?php
// duplicate values: 12, mp
$aray = array(12, 'abc', '12', 'mp', 33, 'mp', 8);
$duplicates = array_unique(array_diff_assoc($aray, array_unique($aray)));

// test
print_r($duplicates);        // Array ( [2] => 12 [5] => mp )
?>

Reset array keys

PHP has not a function especialy to reset array keys, but it can be used another function to get this result.
To reset (or renumber) the keys of an array you can use array_merge(). This function merges the elements of one or more arrays together. In the result array, the numeric keys will be renumbered, starting from zero.
So, if you add only one array with unordered numeric keys, it will return an array with ordered numeric keys, starting from zero, with the values in the same order.
Example:
<?php
$aray = array(1=>'abc', 5=>23, 12=>'mp');
$aray = array_merge($aray);

// test
print_r($aray);      // Array ( [0] => abc [1] => 23 [2] => mp )
?>

Daily Test with Code Example

HTML
CSS
JavaScript
PHP-MySQL
Which tag is used to add lists into <ul> and <ol> elements?
<dt> <dd> <li>
<ul>
 <li>http://coursesweb.net/html/</li>
 <li>http://coursesweb.net/css/</li>
</ul>
Which value of the "display" property creates a block box for the content and ads a bullet marker?
block list-item inline-block
.some_class {
  display: list-item;
}
Which instruction converts a JavaScript object into a JSON string.
JSON.parse() JSON.stringify eval()
var obj = {
 "courses": ["php", "javascript", "ajax"]
};
var jsonstr = JSON.stringify(obj);
alert(jsonstr);    // {"courses":["php","javascript","ajax"]}
Indicate the PHP class used to work with HTML and XML content in PHP.
stdClass PDO DOMDocument
$strhtml = '<body><div id="dv1">CoursesWeb.net</div></body>';
$dochtml = new DOMDocument();
$dochtml->loadHTML($strhtml);
$elm = $dochtml->getElementById("dv1");
echo $elm->nodeValue;    // CoursesWeb.net
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