PHP | fgetcsv() Function

PHP fgetcsv() Function


Hello folks! welcome back to a new edition of our tutorial on PHP. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be studying about the PHP fgetcsv() Function.

The built-in fgetcsv() function parses a line from an open file and checks for CSV fields. This PHP function stops returning on a new line at a specified length or EOF, whichever comes first.

Syntax

Following below is the syntax to use this function -

array fgetcsv ( resource $handle [, int $length = 0 [, string $delimiter = "," [, string $enclosure = '"' [, string $escape = "\\" ]]]] )


This built-in PHP function is similar to the fgets() function except that the fgetcsv() function parse the line it reads for fields in CSV format and returns an array containing the fields read

Return Value

This built-in function returns CSV fields in the array on success or false on failure and EOF.

Example1

Try out the below example -

<?php
   $file = fopen("/PhpProject/EmpDetails.csv", "r"); 
   echo fgetcsv($file);
   fclose($file);
?>

Output

When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -

Array
(
   [0] => Kennedy
   [1] => Paul
   [2] => Prince
   [3] => Precious
)

Example2

Try out the below example -

<?php
   $file = fopen("/PhpProject/EmpDetails.csv", "r"); 

   while(! feof($file)) {
      print_r(fgetcsv($file));
   }
   fclose($file);
?> 

Output

When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -

Array
(
    [0] =>  Kennedy
    [1] =>  Paul
    [2] =>  Prince
    [3] =>  Precious
)
Array
(
    [0] =>  Bethel
    [1] =>  Mike
    [2] =>  Promise
    [3] =>  Mercy
)


Alright guys! This is where we are rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial guide, we are going to be discussing about the PHP fgets() Function.

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