# Code Snippet to Find the Number of a Certain Value in an Array (PHP)

I recently developed an application that sent variables into a mathematic function. This function needed to have a numeric count of the exactly how many zeros there were in a certain array. For this snippet, we can use both numeric and text based arrays.

I printed it using this code:

Our two example arrays will be:

```\$array_num = array(1, 1, 1, 2, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 6);

\$array_text = array(apple, apple, apple, orange, banana, banana);```

We then put this array into array_count_values()

```\$count_array_num = array_count_values(\$array_num);

\$count_array_text = array_count_values(\$array_text);```

If we print \$count_array_num we get this result:

`Array ( [1] => 3 [2] => 1 [3] => 1 [4] => 5 [5] => 1 [6] => 1 )`

if we print \$count_array_text we get:

`Array ( [apple] => 3 [orange] => 1 [banana] => 2 )`

From these results, we see the exact number of each value in the respective array.

Then we can define the values that we want to know:

```\$value_num = '4';

\$value_text = "banana";```

Finally, we can use this code to get the count for how many times the number 4 shows up in our \$array_num and how many times ‘banana’ is listed in \$array_text.

```\$result_num = \$count_array_num[\$value_num];

\$result_text = \$count_array_text[\$value_text];```

And of course, echo the results!

```echo \$result_num;

echo '<br/>';

echo \$result_text;```

Now our page result will be:

5

2

And there we have it, now you can plug those variables in any where you’d like! Feel free to ask any questions below!

A web and application developer, based in Chicago, IL. Founder of Dragon Fruit Development (www.dragonfruitdevelopment.com) More articles by Todd Dunham