(PHP 3, PHP 4 >= 4.0.0)

settype -- Set the type of a variable


boolean settype (mixed var, string type)

Set the type of variable var to type.

Possibles values of type are:

Returns TRUE if successful; otherwise returns FALSE.

Example 1. settype() example

$foo = "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.