Intval for phone number


i used for getting phone number

$phone = intval($_POST['phone']);

if the number is equal to or more than 10 digits then i get this below number everytime


otherwise its fine for less than 10 digits


Take a look at this:

The problem you are having is the phone number exceeds the maximum value an integer can hold. A PHP integer can hold a value up to 2147483647.

You will need to use the is_numeric() or the ctype_digit() function to check if you were given a numeric value.


what should be the column type in database for storing 10 digit numeric phone number


I personally always use varchar(X) where X is the number of characters you want stored. The reason being, I don’t want any leading zeros truncated.