PHP xpath() Function


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Definition and Usage

The xpath() function runs an XPath query on the XML document.

This function returns an array of SimpleXMLElements on success, and FALSE of failure.


Syntax

class SimpleXMLElement
{
string xpath(path)
}

Parameter Description
path Required. Specifies what to search for in the XML document

Example

XML File

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<note>
<to>Tove</to>
<from>Jani</from>
<heading>Reminder</heading>
<body>Don't forget me this weekend!</body>
</note>

PHP Code

<?php
$xml = simplexml_load_file("test.xml");

$result = $xml->xpath("from");

print_r($result);
?>

The output of the code above will be:

Array
(
[0] => SimpleXMLElement Object
  (
  [0] => Jani
  )
)

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