break out of if and foreach

To break out of a loop in PHP, you can use the break statement. Here is an example of using break to exit a foreach loop:


$items = array('apple', 'banana', 'cucumber');

foreach ($items as $item) {
  if ($item == 'banana') {
  echo $item . "\n";

This will print "apple" and then exit the loop.

You can also use break to exit nested loops by specifying the number of levels to break out of. For example:


$outer = ['a', 'b', 'c'];
$inner = ['x', 'y', 'z', 'target', 'w'];

foreach ($outer as $value) {
    foreach ($inner as $innerValue) {
        echo $innerValue . PHP_EOL; // Output the current value of $innerValue
        if ($innerValue == 'target') {
            break 2; // Exit both loops when the target value is found

echo 'Done!'; // Output a message after the loops complete

This will break out of both the inner and outer loops.