Laravel - Collections - Method Search

The search method searches the collection for the given value and returns its key if found. If the item is not found, false is returned:

    
    $collection = collect([2, 4, 6, 8]);
    
    $collection->search(4);
    
    // 1
	

The search is done using a "loose" comparison, meaning a string with an integer value will be considered equal to an integer of the same value. To use "strict" comparison, pass true as the second argument to the method:

    
    collect([2, 4, 6, 8])->search('4', $strict = true);
    
    // false
	

Alternatively, you may provide your own closure to search for the first item that passes a given truth test:

    
    collect([2, 4, 6, 8])->search(function ($item, $key) {
        return $item > 5;
    });
    
    // 2