How to increment letters like numbers in PHP?

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Character/string increment works in PHP (though decrement doesn't)

$x = 'AAZ';$x++;echo $x;  // 'ABA'


Answered By: Mark Baker

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In PHP, you can increment letters like numbers by first converting the letters into their corresponding ASCII values, incrementing the ASCII values, and then converting them back to letters. Here's an example:

$letter = 'a'; // Starting letter $letter++; echo $letter; // Output: b

In the above code, $letter is initially set to the letter 'a'. When $letter++ is executed, the letter is converted to its ASCII value (97), incremented by 1, and then converted back to a letter ('b').

You can use this method to increment letters in PHP just like you would with numbers.


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