PHP Switch Statement Tutorial with Practical Example

PHP Switch Statement Tutorial with Practical Example

What is PHP Switch Statement?

According to php.net The Switch Statement is similar to a series of IF statements on the same expression. In many occasions, you may want to compare the same variable (or expression) with many different values, and execute a different piece of code depending on which value it equals to. This is exactly what the  switch statement is for.

PHP Switch  Statement Syntex

switch (n)
{
case label1:
code to be executed if n=label1;
break;
case label2:
code to be executed if n=label2;
break;
default:
code to be executed if n is different from both label1 and label2;
}

 

PHP Switch  Statement Practical Example

Objective : Creating a program to enter two number and select task from list then display the result.

Coding
<?php
$n1=$_POST[‘t1’];
$n2=$_POST[‘t2’];
$ch=$_POST[‘choice’];
if(isset($_POST[‘done’]))
{
switch($ch)
{
case ‘add’:
$res=$n1+$n2;
break;
case ‘sub’:
$res=$n1-$n2;
break;
case ‘mul’:
$res=$n1*$n2;
break;
case ‘div’:
$res=$n1/$n2;
break;
}
}
?>
<html><head><title>Form</title></head>
<body>
<form action=”” method=”post”>
Enter First Number<input type=”text” name=”t1″><br>
Enter Second Number<input type=”text” name=”t2″><br>
Result<input type=”text” value=”<?php echo $res;?>”><br>
Select Task:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
<input type=”radio” name=”choice” value=”add”>ADD
<input type=”radio” name=”choice” value=”sub”>SUB
<input type=”radio” name=”choice” value=”mul”>MUL
<input type=”radio” name=”choice” value=”div”>DIV<br>
<input type=”submit” name=”done” value=”DONE”>
</form>
</body>
</html>

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