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PHP Simplexml_load_file () function

Syntax:
SimpleXMLElement simplexml_load_file (string $filename, string $class_name = "SimpleXMLElement", int $options = 0, string $ns = "", bool $is_prefix = FALSE)
Parameters:This function takes five parameters as above and described below:
  • $filename:this parameter contains the path to the name file.
  • $class_name:This is an optional parameter. Using the simplexml_load_file() function returns an object of the specified class. This class extends the SimpleXMLElement class.
  • $options:this is an optional parameter used for the optional Libxml parameter.
  • $ns:this parameter contains the namespace prefix or URI.
  • $is_prefix:this parameter is TRUE if ns is a prefix and FALSE if it is a URI. Its default value is - FALSE.
Return value:This function returns an object of the SimpleXMLElement class with properties containing the data contained in the XML document, or FALSE on error.The following program illustrates the simplexml_load_file() function in PHP:gfg.xml file: xml version = " 1.0 " ?> < organization > < name > GeeksforGeeks < / name > < address > Noida India < / address > < contact > < email > [email protected]< / email > < mobile > + 91-987654321 < / mobile > < / contact > < / organization > Program:  
// Check file exists or not if ( file_exists ( ’gfg.xml’ )) { // If the XML file exists, then // load the XML file $xml_file = simplexml_load_file ( ’gfg.xml’ ); // Show XML file content var_dump ( $xml_file ); } else { exit ( ’Fail to open the file ’ ); }
?>
Output:
object (SimpleXMLElement) # 1 (3) {["name"] = > string (13) "GeeksforGeeks" ["address"] = > string (11) "Noida India" ["contact"] = > object (SimpleXMLElement) # 2 (2) {["email"] = > string (21) "[email protected]" ["mobile"] = > string (13) "+ 91-987654321"}}
Link: https://www.php.net/manual/en/function.simplexml-load-file.php

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