(PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7)

endSet the internal pointer of an array to its last element


end ( array &$array ) : mixed

end() advances array's internal pointer to the last element, and returns its value.



The array. This array is passed by reference because it is modified by the function. This means you must pass it a real variable and not a function returning an array because only actual variables may be passed by reference.

Return Values

Returns the value of the last element or FALSE for empty array.


Example #1 end() example


= array('apple''banana''cranberry');
end($fruits); // cranberry


See Also

  • current() - Return the current element in an array
  • each() - Return the current key and value pair from an array and advance the array cursor
  • prev() - Rewind the internal array pointer
  • reset() - Set the internal pointer of an array to its first element
  • next() - Advance the internal pointer of an array
  • array_key_last() - Gets the last key of an array