CSV data parser for PHP
Note: parseCSV is now being revised to PHP 5 standards. If you have an issue or a feature request we encourage you to open an issue.
parseCSV is an easy to use PHP class that reads and writes CSV data properly. It fully conforms to the specifications outlined on the on the Wikipedia article. It has many advanced features which help make your life easier when dealing with CSV data.
This library was originaly created in early 2007 by jimeh due to the lack of built-in and third-party support for handling CSV data in PHP.
- parseCSV is the only complete and fully featured CSV solution for PHP (as far as I know).
- Supports enclosed values, enclosed commas, double quotes and new lines.
- Automatic delimiter character detection.
- Sort data by specific fields/columns.
- Easy data manipulation.
- Basic SQL-like conditions, offset and limit options for filtering data.
- Error detection for incorrectly formatted input. It attempts to be intelligent, but can not be trusted 100% due to the structure of CSV, and how different programs like Excel for example outputs CSV data.
- Support for character encoding conversion using PHP's iconv function (requires PHP 5).
- Supports both PHP 4 & 5.
$csv = new parseCSV('data.csv'); print_r($csv->data);
Tab delimited, and encoding conversion
$csv = new parseCSV(); $csv->encoding('UTF-16', 'UTF-8'); $csv->delimiter = "\t"; $csv->parse('data.tsv'); print_r($csv->data);
Auto-detect delimiter character
$csv = new parseCSV(); $csv->auto('data.csv'); print_r($csv->data);
Modify data in a CSV file
$csv = new parseCSV(); $csv->sort_by = 'id'; $csv->parse('data.csv'); # "4" is the value of the "id" column of the CSV row $csv->data = array('firstname' => 'John', 'lastname' => 'Doe', 'email' => 'email@example.com'); $csv->save();
Add row/entry to end of CSV file
Only recommended when you know the extact sctructure of the file.
$csv = new parseCSV(); $csv->save('data.csv', array('1986', 'Home', 'Nowhere', ''), true);
Convert 2D array to csv data and send headers to browser to treat output as a file and download it
$csv = new parseCSV(); $csv->output('movies.csv', $array, array('field 1', 'field 2'), ',');
Please find a complete list on the project's contributors page.
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