Array copy values to keys in PHP

I have this array:

$a = array('b', 'c', 'd');

Is there a simple method to convert the array to the following?

$a = array('b' => 'b', 'c' => 'c', 'd' => 'd');

Here is Solutions:

We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first solution because it is tested & true solution that will 100% work for you.

Solution 1

$final_array = array_combine($a, $a);


P.S. Be careful with source array containing duplicated keys like the following:

$a = ['one','two','one'];

Note the duplicated one element.

Solution 2

Be careful, the solution proposed with $a = array_combine($a, $a); will not work for numeric values.

I for example wanted to have a memory array(128,256,512,1024,2048,4096,8192,16384) to be the keys as well as the values however PHP manual states:

If the input arrays have the same string keys, then the later value for that key will overwrite the previous one. If, however, the arrays contain numeric keys, the later value will not overwrite the original value, but will be appended.

So I solved it like this:

foreach($array as $key => $val) {

Note: Use and implement solution 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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