View Full Version : Grabbing a random list of items, one per line?

07-11-2007, 12:49 AM
Hey guys,

Sorry I am pretty stuck, what I want to do though is search these lines of data, line by line, and grab a random word from each line, until a reach a limit. So far I have this,

foreach ($test as $tag){

$newtag = $tag['Story'];

$tags = implode(',', $newtag);


^What this gives me is a result like this:

computer, believe, see, hate

computer, newegg

person, walking

Now how can I loop through these lines to grab a random word from each one, until I reach a limit, say 10. What I had in mind was a while loop, something like this,

foreach ($test as $tag){

$newtag = $tag['Story'];

$tags = implode(',', $newtag);
//$data = pr($tags);
echo $tags;
echo "<br />";


Any suggestions? Thanks.

07-11-2007, 06:57 AM
Try using array_rand() (http://us.php.net/manual/en/function.array-rand.php).

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