PHP The break statement

The break statement

break ends execution of the current for, foreach, while, do-while or switch structure.

break accepts an optional numeric argument which tells it how many nested enclosing structures are to be broken out of. The default value is 1, only the immediate enclosing structure is broken out of.

Syntax:

break;

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Example:

<?php
$i = 1;
while ($i <= 10) {
    if ($i == 5) {
        break;    /* You could also write 'break 1;' here. */
    }
    echo $i.'<br />';
    $i++;
}
?>

Output:

Tutorialik.com
1
2
3
4

Example:

<?php
$i = 0;
while (++$i) {
    switch ($i) {
    case 5:
        echo "At 5<br />";
        break 1;  /* Exit only the switch. */
    case 10:
        echo "At 10; quitting<br />";
        break 2;  /* Exit the switch and the while. */
    default:
        break;
    }
}
?>

Output:

Tutorialik.com
At 5
At 10; quitting


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