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PHP - Conditional or Ternary operator (?:)



The PHP conditional or ternary operator returns one of the two values based on the value of boolean expression. It is kind of similar to the if-else statement and helps to write the if-else statements in a short way.

Syntax

//returns value1 if expression is true
//returns value2 if expression is false
expression ? value1 : value2

Return Value

Returns value1 if the expression is evaluated to be true, and value2 if the expression is evaluated to be false.

Example:

In the example below, the ternary operator is used to find out the maximum of two numbers.

<?php
  $x = 50;
  $y = 100;

  //maximum of two value
  $max = ($x > $y) ? $x : $y;

  //displaying the result
  echo "Maximum value = $max";
?>

The output of the above code will be:

Maximum value = 100

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