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dbmdelete — Deletes a key.


int dbmdelete(identifier, key);
int identifier: DBM identifier
string key: DBM key


TRUE on success; FALSE if the specified key doesn't


Deletes the specified key and value from the DBM file. Depending on the DBM implementation, a different return code may be used. For example, GDBM returns 0 on success, -1 if no key is found.


Existing since version 3.0


Example 234. Delete a key

if (!$dbm = dbmopen("testdb", "n")) {
    echo "Could not create DBM file!\n";

dbminsert($dbm, "a", "z");
dbmdelete($dbm, "a");

if (dbmexists($dbm, "a")) {
    echo "a is in the DBM file\n";
} else {
    echo "a is not in the DBM file\n";


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