How to get simplexml attributes in php?

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by daisha , in category: PHP General , 6 months ago

How to get simplexml attributes in php?

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by denis , 6 months ago

@daisha 

To get attributes from a SimpleXMLElement object in PHP, you can use the attributes() method. Here's an example:

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$xmlString = '<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<book category="Fiction">
    <title>The Great Gatsby</title>
    <author>F. Scott Fitzgerald</author>
</book>';

$xml = simplexml_load_string($xmlString);

$category = $xml->attributes()->category;
$title = (string) $xml->title;
$author = (string) $xml->author;

echo "Category: " . $category . "
";
echo "Title: " . $title . "
";
echo "Author: " . $author . "
";


Output:

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Category: Fiction
Title: The Great Gatsby
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald


In this example, the attributes() method is used to retrieve the value of the "category" attribute. The (string) cast is used to convert the SimpleXMLElement object to a string for the title and author elements.