PHP continue statement



break statement is used to terminate the loop whenever require. Similarly we can use continue statement to skip the part of the loop.

PHP continue statement :

The continue statement forces the next iteration of the loop skipping the remaining code of the loop.

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  1. In the case of the for loop as soon as after the execution of continue statement, increment/decrement statement of the loop gets executed. After the execution of increment statement, condition will be checked.
  2. In case of the while loop, continue statement will take control to the condition statement.
  3. In case of the do..while loop, continue statement will take control to the condition statement specified in the while loop.

Example #1. Continue statement :

<html>
<body>

<?php
$array = array(1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0);
foreach( $array as $value )
{
  if( $value == 3 )
	continue;

  echo "Value is $value <br />";
}
?>

</body>
</html>

Output :

Value is 1 
Value is 2 
Value is 4 
Value is 5 
Value is 6 
Value is 7 
Value is 8 
Value is 9 
Value is 0

In the above example, when value becomes 3 then the echo statement gets skipped.

Explanation :

In this example we have created an array of the number using the following line –

$array = array(1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0);

Now using the for each loop we are iterating the array. In each iteration we have selected an element from the array –

foreach( $array as $value )

When $value is equal to 3 then we are skipping the remaining part of the loop and control goes to check condition before executing the next iteration.

PHP Continue Statement Flowchart :

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