Alessandro Minoccheri Alessandro Minoccheri - 29 days ago 5x
PHP Question

php stdClass to array

I have a problem to convert an object stdClass to array.
I have tried in this way:

return (array) $booking;


return (array) json_decode($booking,true);


return (array) json_decode($booking);

The array before the cast is full with one record, after my try to cast it is empty.
How to cast / convert it without delete its rows?

array before cast:

array(1) { [0]=> object(stdClass)#23 (36) { ["id"]=> string(1) "2" ["name"]=> string(0) "" ["code"]=> string(5) "56/13" } }

after cast is empty NULL if I try to make a

I have also tried this function but always empty:

public function objectToArray($d) {
if (is_object($d)) {
// Gets the properties of the given object
// with get_object_vars function
$d = get_object_vars($d);

if (is_array($d)) {
* Return array converted to object
* Using __FUNCTION__ (Magic constant)
* for recursive call
return array_map(__FUNCTION__, $d);
else {
// Return array
return $d;


The lazy one-liner method

You can do this in a one liner using the JSON methods if you're willing to lose a tiny bit of performance (though some have reported it being faster than iterating through the objects recursively - most likely because PHP is slow at calling functions). "But I already did this" you say. Not exactly - you used json_decode on the array, but you need to encode it with json_encode first.


The json_encode and json_decode methods. These are automatically bundled in PHP 5.2.0 and up. If you use any older version there's also a PECL library (that said, in that case you should really update your PHP installation. Support for 5.1 stopped in 2006.)

Converting an array/stdClass -> stdClass

$stdClass = json_decode(json_encode($booking));

Converting an array/stdClass -> array

The manual specifies the second argument of json_decode as:

When TRUE, returned objects will be converted into associative arrays.

Hence the following line will convert your entire object into an array:

$array = json_decode(json_encode($booking), true);