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PHP simple library for managing of data types.

1.1.6 2018-09-22 10:34 UTC

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Last update: 2023-05-22 00:16:36 UTC


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PHP simple library for managing of data types.


This library is supported by PHP versions 5.6 or higher and is compatible with HHVM versions 3.0 or higher.


The preferred way to install this extension is through Composer.

To install PHP DataType library, simply:

composer require Josantonius/DataType

The previous command will only install the necessary files, if you prefer to download the entire source code you can use:

composer require Josantonius/DataType --prefer-source

You can also clone the complete repository with Git:

$ git clone

Or install it manually:

Download DataType.php:


Available Methods

Available methods in this library:

- Convert object to array

Attribute Description Type Required Default
$object Variable of the object. object Yes

# Return (array) → object converted to array

Quick Start

To use this library with Composer:

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

use Josantonius\DataType\DataType;

Or If you installed it manually, use it:

require_once __DIR__ . '/DataType.php';

use Josantonius\DataType\DataType;


Example of use for this library:

$object = new \stdClass();

$object->name  = 'Josantonius';
$object->email = '';
$object->url   = '';

echo '<pre>'; var_dump(DataType::objectToArray($object)); echo '</pre>';

array(3) {
  string(11) "Josantonius"
  string(20) ""
  string(36) ""


To run tests you just need composer and to execute the following:

git clone

cd PHP-DataType

composer install

Run unit tests with PHPUnit:

composer phpunit

Run PSR2 code standard tests with PHPCS:

composer phpcs

Run PHP Mess Detector tests to detect inconsistencies in code style:

composer phpmd

Run all previous tests:

composer tests


If this project helps you to reduce your development time, you can sponsor me to support my open source work 😊


This repository is licensed under the MIT License.

Copyright © 2016-2018, Josantonius