CodeIgniter – Inflector Helper

CodeIgniter – Inflector Helper

Loading this Helper

This helper is loaded using the following code:

$this->load->helper('inflector');

Available Functions

The following functions are available:

singular($str)
Parameters:
  • $str (string) – Input string
Returns:

A singular word

Return type:

string

Changes a plural word to singular. Example:

echo singular('dogs'); // Prints 'dog'
plural($str)
Parameters:
  • $str (string) – Input string
Returns:

A plural word

Return type:

string

Changes a singular word to plural. Example:

echo plural('dog'); // Prints 'dogs'
camelize($str)
Parameters:
  • $str (string) – Input string
Returns:

Camelized string

Return type:

string

Changes a string of words separated by spaces or underscores to camel case. Example:

echo camelize('my_dog_spot'); // Prints 'myDogSpot'
underscore($str)
Parameters:
  • $str (string) – Input string
Returns:

String containing underscores instead of spaces

Return type:

string

Takes multiple words separated by spaces and underscores them. Example:

echo underscore('my dog spot'); // Prints 'my_dog_spot'
humanize($str[, $separator = ‘_’])
Parameters:
  • $str (string) – Input string
  • $separator (string) – Input separator
Returns:

Humanized string

Return type:

string

Takes multiple words separated by underscores and adds spaces between them. Each word is capitalized.

Example:

echo humanize('my_dog_spot'); // Prints 'My Dog Spot'

To use dashes instead of underscores:

echo humanize('my-dog-spot', '-'); // Prints 'My Dog Spot'
is_countable($word)
Parameters:
  • $word (string) – Input string
Returns:

TRUE if the word is countable or FALSE if not

Return type:

bool

Checks if the given word has a plural version. Example:

is_countable('equipment'); // Returns FALSE

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