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<h1>Array Helper</h1>

<p>The Array Helper file contains functions that assist in working with arrays.</p>


<h2>Loading this Helper</h2>

<p>This helper is loaded using the following code:</p>
<code>$this->load->helper('array');</code>

<p>The following functions are available:</p>

<h2>element()</h2>

<p>Lets you fetch an item from an array.  The function tests whether the array index is set and whether it has a value.  If
a value exists it is returned.  If a value does not exist it returns FALSE, or whatever you've specified as the default value via the third parameter.  Example:</p>

<code>
$array = array('color' => 'red', 'shape' => 'round', 'size' => '');<br />
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// returns "red"<br />
echo element('color', $array);<br />
<br />
// returns NULL<br />
echo element('size', $array, NULL);
</code>


<h2>random_element()</h2>

<p>Takes an array as input and returns a random element from it.  Usage example:</p>

<code>$quotes = array(<br />
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. - Thomas Jefferson",<br />
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;"Don't stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed. - George Burns",<br />
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;"We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time. - Vince Lombardi",<br />
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;"If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough. - Mario Andretti",<br />
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. - Albert Einstein",<br />
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;"Chance favors the prepared mind - Louis Pasteur"<br />
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;);<br />
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echo random_element($quotes);</code>




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