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Converts a simpleXML element into an array. Preserves attributes and everything.
/**
* Converts a simpleXML element into an array. Preserves attributes and everything.
* You can choose to get your elements either flattened, or stored in a custom index that
* you define.
* For example, for a given element
* <field name="someName" type="someType"/>
* if you choose to flatten attributes, you would get:
* $array['field']['name'] = 'someName';
* $array['field']['type'] = 'someType';
* If you choose not to flatten, you get:
* $array['field']['@attributes']['name'] = 'someName';
* _____________________________________
* Repeating fields are stored in indexed arrays. so for a markup such as:
* <parent>
* <child>a</child>
* <child>b</child>
* <child>c</child>
* </parent>
* you array would be:
* $array['parent']['child'][0] = 'a';
* $array['parent']['child'][1] = 'b';
* ...And so on.
* _____________________________________
*
* @author xananax at yelostudio dot com
* @author Jeroen Schouten <jgjschouten@gmail.com>
* @param simpleXMLElement $xml the XML to convert
* @param boolean $flattenValues Choose wether to flatten values
* or to set them under a particular index.
* defaults to true;
* @param boolean $flattenAttributes Choose wether to flatten attributes
* or to set them under a particular index.
* Defaults to true;
* @param boolean $flattenChildren Choose wether to flatten children
* or to set them under a particular index.
* Defaults to true;
* @param string $valueKey index for values, in case $flattenValues was set to
* false. Defaults to "@value"
* @param string $attributesKey index for attributes, in case $flattenAttributes was set to
* false. Defaults to "@attributes"
* @param string $childrenKey index for children, in case $flattenChildren was set to
* false. Defaults to "@children"
* @return array the resulting array.
*/
function simpleXMLToArray($xml, $flattenValues=true, $flattenAttributes = true, $flattenChildren=true, $valueKey='@value', $attributesKey='@attributes', $childrenKey='@children') {
$return = array();
if (!($xml instanceof SimpleXMLElement)) {
return $return;
}
$name = $xml->getName();
$_value = trim((string) $xml);
if (strlen($_value) == 0) {
$_value = null;
};
if ($_value !== null) {
if (!$flattenValues) {
$return[$valueKey] = $_value;
} else {
$return = $_value;
}
}
$children = array();
$first = true;
foreach ($xml->children() as $elementName => $child) {
$value = simpleXMLToArray($child, $flattenValues, $flattenAttributes, $flattenChildren, $valueKey, $attributesKey, $childrenKey);
if (isset($children[$elementName])) {
if ($first) {
$temp = $children[$elementName];
unset($children[$elementName]);
$children[] = $temp;
$first = false;
}
$children[] = $value;
} else {
$children[$elementName] = $value;
}
}
if (count($children) > 0) {
if (!$flattenChildren) {
$return[$childrenKey] = $children;
} else {
$return = array_merge($return, $children);
}
}
$attributes = array();
foreach ($xml->attributes() as $name => $value) {
$attributes[$name] = trim($value);
}
if (count($attributes) > 0) {
if (!$flattenAttributes) {
$return[$attributesKey] = $attributes;
} else {
$return = array_merge($return, $attributes);
}
}
if (count($return) === 0) {
return null; //will return null instead of an empty array
}
return $return;
}
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