Wraps SplFileObject's CSV capabilities with a more human approach

v1.0.3 2016-06-03 22:14 UTC


Wraps SplFileObject's CSV capabilities with a more human approach

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Features at a glance

  • Enhances PHP's SplFileObject, a memory-efficient file stream.
  • Simple filtering of rows by field value (getAllBy("fieldName", "fieldValue")).
  • Results are associative arrays, the indices are the CSV header names.
  • Iterate over CSV files by row.
  • Reference CSV rows by row number.
  • Reference CSV rows by ID value.

Screenshot in action

Screenshot of phpcsv


Here are a few use cases to best show the functionality of the library. For a complete guide, visit the documentation.

Add rows

$csv = new Csv("/path/to/file.csv");
    "firstName" => "Alan",
    "lastName" => "Statham",
    "Job Title" => "Consultant Radiologist",
    "firstName" => "Caroline",
    "lastName" => "Todd",
    "Job Title" => "Surgical Registrar",

Get rows

$csv = new Csv("/path/to/file.csv");
$resultRows = $csv->getAllBy("gender", "F"); // array of all matching rows.
$firstRow = $csv->getBy("gender", "F"); // single row, first matching.

Iterate over rows

$csv = new Csv("/path/to/file.csv");

foreach ($csv as $rowNumber => $row) {
    // $row is an associative array with CSV headers as each key.
    // $rowNumber starts from 1 (ignoring header row).

Update row

$csv = new Csv("/path/to/file.csv");
$row = $csv->getBy("email", "barack@whitehouse.gov");

// Update the matching row with provided fields, keeping any
// existing field data on the existing row.
$csv->update($row, [
    "dateOfBirth" => "1961-08-04",

Delete row

$csv = new Csv("/path/to/file.csv");

// Delete a row by its index.

Future feature ideas

  • Requesting only certain fields in result (v2)
  • Type handling (v3)
  • Sorting (v4)
  • Faster retrieval of indexed rows (v4)