StuBlackett StuBlackett - 4 months ago 52
PHP Question

PHP Script to convert .CSV files to .XML

Just wondering if anyone can point me in the direction of some tips / a script that will help me create an XML from an original CSV File, using PHP.

Cheers

Answer

This is quite easy to do, just look at fgetcsv to read csv files and then DomDocument to write an xml file. This version uses the headers from the file as the keys of the xml document.

<?php
error_reporting(E_ALL | E_STRICT);
ini_set('display_errors', true);
ini_set('auto_detect_line_endings', true);

$inputFilename    = 'input.csv';
$outputFilename   = 'output.xml';

// Open csv to read
$inputFile  = fopen($inputFilename, 'rt');

// Get the headers of the file
$headers = fgetcsv($inputFile);

// Create a new dom document with pretty formatting
$doc  = new DomDocument();
$doc->formatOutput   = true;

// Add a root node to the document
$root = $doc->createElement('rows');
$root = $doc->appendChild($root);

// Loop through each row creating a <row> node with the correct data
while (($row = fgetcsv($inputFile)) !== FALSE)
{
    $container = $doc->createElement('row');
    foreach($headers as $i => $header)
    {
        $child = $doc->createElement($header);
        $child = $container->appendChild($child);
        $value = $doc->createTextNode($row[$i]);
        $value = $child->appendChild($value);
    }

    $root->appendChild($container);
}

$strxml = $doc->saveXML();
$handle = fopen($outputFilename, "w");
fwrite($handle, $strxml);
fclose($handle);