searching an element inside array in php

You can use in_array function.

here is a quick example taken from [1]

<?php
 $people = array("Peter", "Joe", "Glenn", "Cleveland");
 
 if (in_array("Glenn", $people))
   {
   echo "Match found";
   }
 else
   {
   echo "Match not found";
   }
 ?>

source:

[1] http://www.w3schools.com/php/func_array_in_array.asp

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