Using an associative array to replace text in PHP

Imagine you have to write out some attribute names from your database, but want to replace them with more user-friendly versions. For instance, "First Name: " rather than "fname".

An assocative array in PHP will do the trick nicely.

For instance:

// labels array will be used to replace the database attribute names with field labels
$labels = array("lname"=>"Last Name","fname"=>"First Name");
echo "This line displays the ".$labels["lname"];


This line displays the Last Name

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