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PHP xml_parse_into_struct() Function


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Definition and Usage

The xml_parse_into_struct() function parses XML data into an array.

This function parses the XML data into 2 arrays:

  • Value array - containing the data from the parsed XML
  • Index array - containing pointers to the location of the values in the Value array

This function returns 1 on success, or 0 on failure.

Syntax

xml_parse_into_struct(parser,xml,value_arr,index_arr)

Parameter Description
parser Required. Specifies XML parser to use
xml Required. Specifies XML data to parse
value_arr Required. Specifies the target array for the XML data
index_arr Optional. Specifies the target array for index data


Tips and Notes

Note: The xml_parse_into_struct() function returns 1 for success and 0 for failure.  This is not the same as TRUE and FALSE.


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
//invalid xml file
$xmlfile = 'test.xml';
$xmlparser = xml_parser_create();

// open a file and read data
$fp = fopen($xmlfile, 'r');
$xmldata = fread($fp, 4096);

xml_parse_into_struct($xmlparser,$xmldata,$values);

xml_parser_free($xmlparser);
print_r($values);
?>

The output of the code above will be:

Array
(
[0] => Array
  (
  [tag] => NOTE
  [type] => open
  [level] => 1
  [value] =>
  )
[1] => Array
  (
  [tag] => TO
  [type] => complete
  [level] => 2
  [value] => Tove
  )
[2] => Array
  (
  [tag] => NOTE
  [value] =>
  [type] => cdata
  [level] => 1
  )
  [3] => Array
    (
    [tag] => FROM
    [type] => complete
    [level] => 2
    [value] => Jani
    )
[4] => Array
  (
  [tag] => NOTE
  [value] =>
  [type] => cdata
  [level] => 1
  )
  [5] => Array
    (
    [tag] => HEADING
    [type] => complete
    [level] => 2
    [value] => Reminder
    )
[6] => Array
  (
  [tag] => NOTE
  [value] =>
  [type] => cdata
  [level] => 1
  )
  [7] => Array
    (
    [tag] => BODY
    [type] => complete
    [level] => 2
    [value] => Don't forget me this weekend!
    )
[8] => Array
  (
  [tag] => NOTE
  [value] =>
  [type] => cdata
  [level] => 1
  )
[9] => Array
  (
  [tag] => NOTE
  [type] => close
  [level] => 1
  )
)


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