How to read SimpleXML Object in PHP

How can I properly parse a SimpleXML Object in PHP?

It is really simple to access attributes using array form. However, you must convert them to strings or ints if you plan on passing the values to functions.

You have to cast simpleXML Object to a string.

$value = (string) $xml->code[0]->lat;

If you know that the value of the XML element is a float number (latitude, longitude, distance), you can use (float)

$value = (float) $xml->code[0]->lat;

Also, (int) for integer number:

$value = (int) $xml->code[0]->distance;

You can more read about simplexmlelement.

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How to read xml value with specific attribute


php getElementsByTagName with specific attribute

Read xml value with specific attribute

XML format is :

File Name = locallang_db.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="yes" ?>
    <meta type="array">
    <data type="array">
        <languageKey index="default" type="array">
            <label index="name">Jainish</label>
            <label index="surname">Senjaliya</label>
            <label index="dob">19-11-19XX</label>
            <label index="age">Top Secret</label>

Read XML File from PHP

$xmlPath = 'locallang_db.xml';
$objDOM = new DOMDocument('1.0', 'utf-8');
$objDOM->load($xmlPath); //make sure path is correct 
$label = $objDOM->getElementsByTagName("label"); 

foreach ($label as $val)
    if($val->getAttribute('index') === 'name')
        echo  $val->nodeValue;
        // do something
 // You can also get tag name by : $val->tagName OR $val->nodeName;

OutPut :


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