• How To Convert .xml file into PHP array

    To convert .xml file into php array you have to go through the steps which are  described below:

    Step 1 : First you have to put .xml file in folder which you want to convert into php array.
    Step 2 : Now make php file and copy the below code in that php file.
    Step 3 :  Now write your .xml file name at beginning of the code where i describe my .xml file name ” $myFile = “shopping_flux_babyfoot_fr.xml” ”
    Step 4 : Now run that php file and you can see your .xml file convert into php Array.

    $myFile = "shopping_flux_babyfoot_fr.xml";
    $fh = fopen($myFile, 'r');
    $theData = fread($fh,filesize("shopping_flux_babyfoot_fr.xml"));
    $result = xml2array($theData);
    echo '<pre>';
    function xml2array($contents, $get_attributes=1, $priority = 'tag') {
    if(!$contents) return array();
    if(!function_exists('xml_parser_create')) {
    //print "'xml_parser_create()' function not found!";
    return array();
    //Get the XML parser of PHP - PHP must have this module for the parser to work
    $parser = xml_parser_create('');
    xml_parser_set_option($parser, XML_OPTION_TARGET_ENCODING, "UTF-8"); # http://minutillo.com/steve/weblog/2004/6/17/php-xml-and-character-encodings-a-tale-of-sadness-rage-and-data-loss
    xml_parser_set_option($parser, XML_OPTION_CASE_FOLDING, 0);
    xml_parser_set_option($parser, XML_OPTION_SKIP_WHITE, 1);
    xml_parse_into_struct($parser, trim($contents), $xml_values);
    if(!$xml_values) return;//Hmm...
    $xml_array = array();
    $parents = array();
    $opened_tags = array();
    $arr = array();
    $current = &$xml_array; //Refference
    //Go through the tags.
    $repeated_tag_index = array();//Multiple tags with same name will be turned into an array
    foreach($xml_values as $data) {
    unset($attributes,$value);//Remove existing values, or there will be trouble
    //This command will extract these variables into the foreach scope
    // tag(string), type(string), level(int), attributes(array).
    extract($data);//We could use the array by itself, but this cooler.
    $result = array();
    $attributes_data = array();
    if(isset($value)) {
    if($priority == 'tag') $result = $value;
    else $result['value'] = $value; //Put the value in a assoc array if we are in the 'Attribute' mode
    //Set the attributes too.
    if(isset($attributes) and $get_attributes) {
    foreach($attributes as $attr => $val) {
    if($priority == 'tag') $attributes_data[$attr] = $val;
    else $result['attr'][$attr] = $val; //Set all the attributes in a array called 'attr'
    //See tag status and do the needed.
    if($type == "open") {//The starting of the tag '<tag>'
    $parent[$level-1] = &$current;
    if(!is_array($current) or (!in_array($tag, array_keys($current)))) { //Insert New tag
    $current[$tag] = $result;
    if($attributes_data) $current[$tag. '_attr'] = $attributes_data;
    $repeated_tag_index[$tag.'_'.$level] = 1;
    $current = &$current[$tag];
    } else { //There was another element with the same tag name
    if(isset($current[$tag][0])) {//If there is a 0th element it is already an array
    $current[$tag][$repeated_tag_index[$tag.'_'.$level]] = $result;
    } else {//This section will make the value an array if multiple tags with the same name appear together
    $current[$tag] = array($current[$tag],$result);//This will combine the existing item and the new item together to make an array
    $repeated_tag_index[$tag.'_'.$level] = 2;
    if(isset($current[$tag.'_attr'])) { //The attribute of the last(0th) tag must be moved as well
    $current[$tag]['0_attr'] = $current[$tag.'_attr'];
    $last_item_index = $repeated_tag_index[$tag.'_'.$level]-1;
    $current = &$current[$tag][$last_item_index];
    } elseif($type == "complete") { //Tags that ends in 1 line '<tag />'
    //See if the key is already taken.
    if(!isset($current[$tag])) { //New Key
    $current[$tag] = $result;
    $repeated_tag_index[$tag.'_'.$level] = 1;
    if($priority == 'tag' and $attributes_data) $current[$tag. '_attr'] = $attributes_data;
    } else { //If taken, put all things inside a list(array)
    if(isset($current[$tag][0]) and is_array($current[$tag])) {//If it is already an array...
    // ...push the new element into that array.
    $current[$tag][$repeated_tag_index[$tag.'_'.$level]] = $result;
    if($priority == 'tag' and $get_attributes and $attributes_data) {
    $current[$tag][$repeated_tag_index[$tag.'_'.$level] . '_attr'] = $attributes_data;
    } else { //If it is not an array...
    $current[$tag] = array($current[$tag],$result); //...Make it an array using using the existing value and the new value
    $repeated_tag_index[$tag.'_'.$level] = 1;
    if($priority == 'tag' and $get_attributes) {
    if(isset($current[$tag.'_attr'])) { //The attribute of the last(0th) tag must be moved as well
    $current[$tag]['0_attr'] = $current[$tag.'_attr'];
    if($attributes_data) {
    $current[$tag][$repeated_tag_index[$tag.'_'.$level] . '_attr'] = $attributes_data;
    $repeated_tag_index[$tag.'_'.$level]++; //0 and 1 index is already taken

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