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PHP | fscanf() Function

PHP fscanf() 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 fscanf() Function.

The PHP fscanf() function parses an input from an open file according to a specified format.


Following below is the syntax to use this function -

mixed fscanf ( resource $handle , string $format [, mixed &$... ] )

This built-in function is similar to the built-in sscanf() function. But it can take input from a file which is associated with handle and it can as well interpret an input according a specified format.

Any whitespace that's in the string format can match any whitespace in the input stream, which means that even a tab \t in the string format can match a single space character in the input stream, and each call to fscanf() can read one line from a file.


Try out the below example -

   $handle = fopen("/PhpProject/Users.txt", "r");
   while($userinfo = fscanf($handle, "%s\t%s\t%s\n")) {
      list($name, $profession, $countrycode) = $userinfo;
   echo $name . "\n";
   echo $profession . "\n";
   echo $countrycode;


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


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

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