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24 Aug 2014

Create XML file using PHP and MySQL

                                   You can get output as XML format using PHP. You can import values to XML file from Mysql database using PHP.

                                   XML expands Extensible Markup Language. It is used to share your data across various platforms. You can also retrieve values from XML file using PHP.

Get output as XML format using PHP


                                    If you want to convert your Mysql table values into XML format using PHP, then follow below steps.


Step1: Add header to XML file in PHP


                                    First you need to add content type of XML file in PHP in order to get output as XML format. It need to add below PHP codes in your PHP file.

header ("content-type: text/xml");

Step2: Connect mysql database


                                    After added content type of XML, you need to connect Mysql database using PHP to retrieve values from it. You add below codes after content type in PHP file.

mysql_connect('localhost','root','');
mysql_select_db('fitness');

Step3: Add content to XML file


                                  Then select required values from Mysql database using mysql_query(). Retrieve values from query result using mysql_fetch_array. Finally your PHP file look likes below one.


<?php
header ("content-type: text/xml");
mysql_connect('localhost','root','') or die(mysql_error());
mysql_select_db('fitness') or die(mysql_error());
$xml='<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>';
$qr=mysql_query("SELECT * FROM `f_img` order by id desc") or die(mysql_error());
$xml.='<userlist>';
while($res=mysql_fetch_array($qr))
{
 $xml.='<user><name>'.$res['name'].'</name><state>'.$res['state'].'</state><country>'.$res['country'].'</country></user>';
}
$xml.='</userlist>';
echo $xml;
?>


                                 You will get output as XML format like below,

<userlist>
    <user>
       <name>Clark</name>
       <state>California</state>
       <country>USA</country>
   </user>
   <user>
      <name>Smith</name>
      <state>London</state>
      <country>United Kingdom</country>
   </user>
   <user>
      <name>Nathan</name>
      <state>Franche Comte</state>
      <country>France</country>
   </user>
   <user>
      <name>Nastya</name>
      <state>Moscow</state>
      <country>Russia</country>
   </user>
</userlist>

                                     Now you got output as XML content. Similarly, you can get XML element's values using PHP.

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