How can I capture the result of var dump to a string

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i'd like to capture the output of var_dump to a string.

What would be an example of how that might work?

print_r() isn't a valid possibility, because it's not going to give me the information that I need.
Sep 16, 2020 in PHP by kartik
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Hello @kartik,

Try var_export

You may want to check out var_export — while it doesn't provide the same output as var_dump it does provide a second $return parameter which will cause it to return its output rather than print it:

$debug = var_export($my_var, true);

Hope it helps!!

Thank You!!

answered Sep 16, 2020 by Niroj
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