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array_diff_key

(PHP 5 >= 5.1.0)

array_diff_keyComputes the difference of arrays using keys for comparison

Descrierea

array array_diff_key ( array $array1 , array $array2 [, array $... ] )

Compares the keys from array1 against the keys from array2 and returns the difference. This function is like array_diff() except the comparison is done on the keys instead of the values.

Parametri

array1

The array to compare from

array2

An array to compare against

...

More arrays to compare against

Valorile întoarse

Returns an array containing all the entries from array1 whose keys are not present in any of the other arrays.

Exemple

Example #1 array_diff_key() example

The two keys from the key => value pairs are considered equal only if (string) $key1 === (string) $key2 . In other words a strict type check is executed so the string representation must be the same.

<?php
$array1 
= array('blue'  => 1'red'  => 2'green'  => 3'purple' => 4);
$array2 = array('green' => 5'blue' => 6'yellow' => 7'cyan'   => 8);

var_dump(array_diff_key($array1$array2));
?>

Exemplul de mai sus va afișa:

array(2) {
  ["red"]=>
  int(2)
  ["purple"]=>
  int(4)
}

Note

Notă:

This function only checks one dimension of a n-dimensional array. Of course you can check deeper dimensions by using array_diff_key($array1[0], $array2[0]);.

Vedeți de asemenea

  • array_diff() - Calculează diferența dintre tablouri
  • array_udiff() - Computes the difference of arrays by using a callback function for data comparison
  • array_diff_assoc() - Computes the difference of arrays with additional index check
  • array_diff_uassoc() - Computes the difference of arrays with additional index check which is performed by a user supplied callback function
  • array_udiff_assoc() - Computes the difference of arrays with additional index check, compares data by a callback function
  • array_udiff_uassoc() - Computes the difference of arrays with additional index check, compares data and indexes by a callback function
  • array_diff_ukey() - Computes the difference of arrays using a callback function on the keys for comparison
  • array_intersect() - Computes the intersection of arrays
  • array_intersect_assoc() - Computes the intersection of arrays with additional index check
  • array_intersect_uassoc() - Computes the intersection of arrays with additional index check, compares indexes by a callback function
  • array_intersect_key() - Computes the intersection of arrays using keys for comparison
  • array_intersect_ukey() - Computes the intersection of arrays using a callback function on the keys for comparison

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User Contributed Notes 11 notes

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Ashton
6 years ago
To return the unique elements (those with a key that exists only once in either array but not in both) try:
function array_unique_diff ($array1, $array2)
{
  array_merge(array_diff_key($array1, $array2), array_diff_key($array2, $array1));
}

Example:
$array1 = array('blue'  => 1, 'red'  => 2, 'green'  => 3, 'purple' => 4);
$array2 = array('green' => 5, 'blue' => 6, 'yellow' => 7, 'cyan'   => 8);

  array_diff_key($array1, $array2)

returns

  array ( 'red' => 2, 'purple' => 4 )

  array_diff_key($array2, $array1)

returns

  array ( 'yellow' => 7, 'cyan' => 8, )

  array_unique_diff($array1, $array2);
 
returns

  array ( 'red' => 2, 'purple' => 4, 'yellow' => 7, 'cyan' => 8, )
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coder at gs dot com
6 years ago
The PHP4 version below works only unidirectionally. If you switch the arrays around i.e. (ar2, ar1) you get different results than (ar1, ar2).
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maxence at pontapreta dot net
9 years ago
Seems to be a great function, especially for n-dimensions arrays. The only problem is that I cannot find it in php 5.0.3 and 5.0.4. Does it really exist ?! :(

[20:27:05][maxence@conurb] ~/test2/php-5.0.4$ grep PHP_FUNCTION * -r | grep -i array_diff_key
[20:27:09][maxence@conurb] ~/test2/php-5.0.4$
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AiFiLTr0 [at host] invyl [dot] ath.cx
6 years ago
The recursive function suggested by '2ge at 2ge dot us' will provide you with empty arrays if there's no diff.
This variant of the function cleans up empty arrays and fixes a bug in the first suggested version. It works 100%
.
<?php
function array_diff_key_recursive ($a1, $a2) {
        foreach(
$a1 as $k => $v) {
           
//$r[$k] = is_array($v) ? $this->array_diff_key_recursive($a1[$k], $a2[$k]) : array_diff_key($a1, $a2);
       
if (is_array($v))
            {
           
$r[$k]=$this->array_diff_key_recursive($a1[$k], $a2[$k]);
            }else
            {
           
$r=array_diff_key($a1, $a2);
            }

        if (
is_array($r[$k]) && count($r[$k])==0)
            {
            unset(
$r[$k]);
            }
        }
        return
$r;
    }
?>
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sjungwirth at matrix-consultants dot com
6 years ago
I needed something a little different where maybe even the keys in multidimensional arrays don't match up. Setting $assoc to false will cause only to check for missing keys, otherwise it compares values as well. This was also based on '2ge at 2ge dot us' function

<?php

function n_array_diff_assoc ($a1, $a2, $assoc=true) {
   
$r = array();
    if(
is_array(current($a1))):
        foreach(
$a1 as $k => $v):
            if(isset(
$a2[$k])):
               
$diff = n_array_diff($a1[$k], $a2[$k], $assoc);
                if (!empty(
$diff)):
                   
$r[$k] = $diff;
                endif;
            else:
               
$r[$k] = $v;
            endif;
        endforeach;
    else:
       
$r = $assoc ? array_diff_assoc($a1, $a2) : array_diff_key($a1, $a2);
    endif;
    return
$r;
}
?>
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division-par-zero at zilon dot net
6 years ago
you can use this function for return the difference of two array !

<?php
function array_unique_diff_key ($array1, $array2)
{
  if (
is_array($array1) && is_array($array2))
    return
array_diff_key($array1, $array2) + array_diff_key($array2, $array1);
  else if (
is_array($array1)) return $array1;
  else if (
is_array($array2)) return $array2;
  else return array();
}
?>
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vlad_mustafin at ukr dot net
8 years ago
One more alternative variant :)
<?
if (!function_exists('array_diff_key')) {
    function
array_diff_key() {
       
$argCount   = func_num_args();
       
$diff_arg_prefix = 'diffArg';
       
$diff_arg_names = array();
        for (
$i=0; $i < $argCount; $i++) {
           
$diff_arg_names[$i] = 'diffArg'.$i;
            $
$diff_arg_names[$i] = array_keys((array)func_get_arg($i));
        }
       
$diffArrString = '';
        if (!empty(
$diff_arg_names)) $diffArrString '$'.implode(', $', $diff_arg_names);
        eval(
"\$result = array_diff(".$diffArrString.");");
        return
$result;
    }
}
?>
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2ge at 2ge dot us
8 years ago
Hello, if you need diff key of n-dimensional arrays here is nice solution:
<?php
function n_array_diff ($a1, $a2) {
        foreach(
$a1 as $k => $v) {
           
$r[$k] = is_array($v) ? n_array_diff($a1[$k], $a2[$k]) : array_diff_key($a1, $a2);
        }
        return
$r;
}
?>
it will print everything, what is missing in $a2.
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ampf at egp dot up dot pt
8 years ago
Well, you could implement in the code something more powerfull:

http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.array-diff.php#31364
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rhallsey at yahoo dot com
1 month ago
Here's a simple function that returns true if all keys in the first array are found in the second array, and false if they aren't.

function same_keys ($a1, $a2) {
    $same = false;
    if (!array_diff_key($a1, $a2)) {
        $same = true;
        foreach ($a1 as $k => $v) {
            if (is_array($v) && !same_keys($v, $a2[$k])) {
                $same = false;
                break;
            }
        }
    }
    return $same;
}

To check if two arrays have the same structure, ignoring values, execute the function twice, the second time with the arguments reversed.
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gk at anuary dot com
1 year ago
Improved recursive version.

<?php
/**
* @author Gajus Kuizinas <gk@anuary.com>
* @version 1.0.0 (2013 03 19)
*/
function array_diff_key_recursive (array $arr1, array $arr2) {
   
$diff = array_diff_key($arr1, $arr2);
   
$intersect = array_intersect_key($arr1, $arr2);
   
    foreach (
$intersect as $k => $v) {
        if (
is_array($arr1[$k]) && is_array($arr2[$k])) {
           
$d = array_diff_key_recursive($arr1[$k], $arr2[$k]);
           
            if (
$d) {
               
$diff[$k] = $d;
            }
        }
    }
   
    return
$diff;
}
?>

An up to date version is maintained at https://github.com/gajus/flow/blob/master/flow.inc.php#L337.
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