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associative array as argument


Joined: 22 May 2006
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hi all,
I'm not beeing able to represent some xml data as an associative array in PHP to pass to the soapclient call function. Any idea will be appreciated.

This is the data that I need to represent as an associative array:
Code:
<phonebook>
   <person>
      <name></name>   
      <phone></phone>
   </person>
   <person>
      <name></name>   
      <phone></phone>
   </person>
   ...
</phonebook>


Thanks in advance.
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Joined: 07 Mar 2006
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I'm probably in very deep water here and probably don't know what I'm talking about seeing as I'm not exactly sure how the SOAP client works, but the following outputs what you are requesting. If nothing else it may give some hints in the right direction of what you need....hope it helps

Code:
<?php

$phonebook = array(array('stan' => '344 3980'), array('mike' => '976 5620'), array('george' => '754 0032'));

print '<phonebook>';
for($i = 0; $i < count($phonebook); $i++)
{
   print "\r\n\t";
   print '<person>';
   print "\r\n\t\t";
   while(list($key, $value) = each($phonebook[$i]))
   {
      print '<name>' . $key . '</name>';
      print "\r\n\t\t";
      print '<phone>' . $value . '</phone>';
   }
   print "\r\n\t";
   print '</person>';
}
print "\r\n";
print '</phonebook>';

?>
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as far as I understood erider talked about the quite the opposite way, he has XML and want to pass it to nusoap using array.

it's not that hard if you try to prefix your xml with standard xml header <?xml blah blah blah?> and call expat parser to parse it. There are many examples on how to do it: http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.xml-parse.php


Last edited by dmitri on Tue May 23, 2006 11:42 am; edited 1 time in total
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Joined: 22 May 2006
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Thanks for your help!
I followed the link http://ru.php.net/manual/en/function.xml-parse.php looking for some examples
and I could represent the xml text using an object instead of an associative array which is the same for my purpose.
The class is xml_doc, found at
I did something like this:

Code:
$xml = new xml_doc();

$root_tag = $xml->createTag('phonebook');

$person=$xml->createTag('person',array(),'',$root_tag);
$name_tag=$xml->createTag('name',array(),'jose',$person);
$phone_tag=$xml->createTag('phone',array(),'73989028',$person);

$person=$xml->createTag('person',array(),'',$root_tag);
$name_tag=$xml->createTag('name',array(),'luis',$person);
$phone_tag=$xml->createTag('phone',array(),'73982332',$person);

$my_output = $xml->generate();

print htmlspecialchars($my_output);
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What you posted can be achieved even easier. See http://www.php.net/xml_writer
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