simplexml_load_file

(PHP 5)

simplexml_load_file --  Interprets an XML file into an object.

Description

object simplexml_element simplexml_load_file ( string filename)

This function will convert the well-formed XML document in the file specified by filename to an object of class simplexml_element. If any errors occur during file access or interpretation, the function returns FALSE.

Example 1. Interpret an XML document

<?php
// The file test.xml contains an XML document with a root element
// and at least an element /[root]/title.

if (file_exists('test.xml')) {
    
$xml = simplexml_load_file('test.xml');

    
var_dump($xml);
} else {
    exit(
'Failed to open test.xml.');
}
?>

This script will display, on success:

simplexml_element Object
(
  [title] => Example Title
  ...
)

At this point, you can go about using $xml->title and any other elements.

See also: simplexml_load_string()


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