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Load a CSV file and transform to an array. Simple helper for quick and dirty scripting.
<?
/**
* Given a path to a valid CSV file, returns an array containing the data
* (an array of arrays, with outer arrays representing the rows and inner
* arrays representing the columns).
*
* @param string $path_to_csv
*
* @return array
*/
function read_csv( string $path_to_csv ): array {
$data = [];
if ( ! file_exists( $path_to_csv ) ) {
return [];
}
if ( ! $file_handle = fopen( $path_to_csv, 'r' ) ) {
return [];
}
while ( ! feof( $file_handle ) ) {
$data[] = fgetcsv( $file_handle, 32768 );
}
fclose( $file_handle );
return $data;
}
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