How I resolved the PHP error with comparing numbers using number_format()
Something wasn’t working correctly when I had to compare two numbers in PHP (it was a basic less than / greater than formula).
I was comparing 1,000 > 29 and it came back false. Obviously that wasn’t right! 😏
Upon further investigation, any number more than 1,000 caused the statement to return false. The comma was converting the value to just 1 (so it was evaluating 1 > 29 = false).
The problem was that I was using the PHP function number_format() before comparing the numbers.
The lesson learned: format the number after a numerical comparison.
$x = "1,000";
print number_format($x); // returns 1