array_column() for PHP
This simple library provides functionality for
to versions of PHP earlier than 5.5. It mimics the functionality of the built-in
function in every way.
array array_column(array $input, mixed $columnKey[, mixed $indexKey])
Given a multi-dimensional array of data,
array_column() returns the values
from a single column of the input array, identified by the
Optionally, you may provide an
$indexKey to index the values in the returned
array by the values from the
$indexKey column in the input array.
For example, using the following array of data, we tell
return an array of just the last names, indexed by their record IDs.
<?php $records = array( array( 'id' => 2135, 'first_name' => 'John', 'last_name' => 'Doe' ), array( 'id' => 3245, 'first_name' => 'Sally', 'last_name' => 'Smith' ), array( 'id' => 5342, 'first_name' => 'Jane', 'last_name' => 'Jones' ), array( 'id' => 5623, 'first_name' => 'Peter', 'last_name' => 'Doe' ) ); $lastNames = array_column($records, 'last_name', 'id');
If we call
$lastNames, you'll see a resulting array that looks
a bit like this:
Array (  => Doe  => Smith  => Jones  => Doe )
The easiest way to install this library is to use Composer:
php composer.phar require ramsey/array_column
Then, when you run
composer install, everything will fall magically into place,
array_column() function will be available to your project, as long as
you are including Composer's autoloader.
However, you do not need Composer to use this library.
This library has no dependencies and should work on older versions of PHP.
Download the code and include
src/array_column.php in your project, and all
should work fine.
When you are ready to run your project on PHP 5.5, everything should continue to run well without conflicts, even if this library remains included in your project.