Simple way to convert XML to JSON

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Simple way to convert XML to JSON.

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You can install this library with Composer:

  • composer require abgeo/xml-to-json


Include composer autoloader in your main file (Ex.: index.php)

  • require __DIR__.'/../vendor/autoload.php';

This package gives you the ability to convert XML string/file to JSON string/file.
For this, we have two converters:

  • ABGEO\XmlToJson\StringConverter
  • ABGEO\XmlToJson\FileConverter

Let's look at them in action.

Convert XML String to JSON string

Create simple XML file:


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

Create an object of class ABGEO\XmlToJson\StringConverter and read the content of example.xml into a variable:

$converter = new StringConverter();
$xmlContent = file_get_contents(__DIR__ . '/example.xml');

Now you can convert value of $xmlContent variable to JSON object:

$jsonContent = $converter->convert($xmlContent);

if you print this variable, you will get the following result:

echo $jsonContent;

//    "profile": {
//    "firstName": "Temuri",
//        "lastName": "Takalandze",
//        "active": "true",
//        "position": {
//        "title": "Developer",
//            "department": {
//            "title": "IT"
//            }
//        }
//    }

Convert XML file to JSON file

Consider that you already have the example.xml file described in the step above. Now let's create an object of ABGEO\XmlToJson\FileConverter class:

$converter = new FileConverter();

Using the convert method of this object, you can simply convert the XML file to a JSON file:

$converter->convert(__DIR__ . '/example.xml', __DIR__ . '/example.json');

Convert() takes two arguments - the path to the input and output files. If you do not specify an output file, by default it will be {$inputFile}.json.

Finally, the Convert () method will generate a new example.json with the following content:


    "profile": {
        "firstName": "Temuri",
        "lastName": "Takalandze",
        "active": "true",
        "position": {
            "title": "Developer",
            "department": {
                "title": "IT"

See full example here.


Please see CHANGELOG for details.


Pull requests are welcome. For major changes, please open an issue first to discuss what you would like to change.

Please make sure to update tests as appropriate.



Copyright © 2020 Temuri Takalandze.
Released under the MIT license.