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You might already know that PHP’s in_array() function matches the string needle case sensitive way. But for matches the string needle case insensitive way in PHP there is nothing. It is quite simple. Here it is:

function in_arrayi($needle, $haystack)
{
    foreach ($haystack as $value) {
       if (strtolower($value) == strtolower($needle))
       return true;
    }
    return false;
}

Please note that this case-insensitive version is, at least, 5 times slower than in_array().

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