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PHP addChild() Function

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Example

Add a child element to the body element and a footer element:

<?php
$note=<<<XML
<note>
<to>Tove</to>
<from>Jani</from>
<heading>Reminder</heading>
<body>Don't forget me this weekend!</body>
</note>
XML;

$xml=new SimpleXMLElement($note);

// Add a child element to the body element
$xml->body->addChild("date","2013-01-01");

// Add a child element after the last element inside note
$footer=$xml->addChild("footer","Some footer text");

echo $xml->asXML();
?>

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Definition and Usage

The addChild() function adds a child element to the SimpleXML element.


Syntax

addChild(name,value,ns);

Parameter Description
name Required. Specifies the name of the child element to add
value Optional. Specifies the value of the child element
ns Optional. Specifies a namespace for the child element

Technical Details

Return Value: Returns a SimpleXMLElement object that represents the child added to the XML
PHP Version: 5.1.3+


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