PHP | fgetcsv() Function

PHP fgetcsv() Function


Hello dear readers! welcome back to another edition of our tutorial on PHP. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be discussing about the PHP fgetcsv() Function.

The PHP 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 function is similar to fgets() function except that the fgetcsv() function parses 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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