How to get specific value text from xml by php xpath?

by tressie.damore , in category: PHP General , a month ago

How to get specific value text from xml by php xpath?

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by lottie , a month ago

@tressie.damore 

To get a specific value from XML using PHP XPath, you can follow these steps:

  1. Load the XML file using the SimpleXMLElement class.
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$xml = simplexml_load_file('file.xml');


  1. Use the XPath query to select the specific value you want. For example, if you have the following XML structure:
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<data>
    <name>John</name>
    <age>25</age>
</data>


You can use the XPath query to get the value of the <name> element:

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$result = $xml->xpath('/data/name');


  1. Access the value of the element using the XPath query result.
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$value = (string)$result[0];
echo $value;


In this example, the value of the <name> element will be stored in the $value variable and then printed out.


You can also use XPath to access attributes of elements or select elements based on specific criteria. Make sure to adjust the XPath query according to the structure of your XML file.