If you find yourself with an array that you know contains a certain value that you need to access or erase here is a useful code snippet that I came across the other day.
$key = array_search( $needle, $haystack ); unset( $haystack[$key] );
For example, given the following array:
$colors = array( 'red', 'blue', 'green', 'yellow' );
If you wanted to get rid of ‘green’ but are unsure of its key:
$key = array_search( 'green', $colors ); unset( $colors[$key] );
Or you could change it to ‘brown’ with:
$key = array_search( 'green', $colors ); $colors[$key] = 'brown';