I hope everyone's doing well. I've been working on a PHP project recently and I've run into a bit of a roadblock. I'm struggling to combine different variables in PHP and I was wondering if anyone could help me out here?
Basically, what I'm trying to do is take two or more variables and combine them into one. I want to concatenate or merge the values of these variables together so I can use the combined value elsewhere in my code.
I've tried searching online and found some solutions using concatenation operators like the dot (.) or the curly braces, but for some reason, it's not working for me. I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong or if there's another way to achieve what I want.
Here's a simplified example of what I'm trying to do:
$name = "John";
$age = 25;
$location = "New York";
$combined = $name . $age . $location;
But when I try to use the `$combined` variable, it doesn't give me the expected output. I'm not sure if there's a specific syntax or function that I need to use to achieve the desired result.
I would really appreciate it if someone could guide me in the right direction and help me understand how to properly combine variables in PHP. Additionally, if there are any best practices or alternative methods to achieve the same result, I'd love to hear about them.
Thanks in advance for your help!