Solved

Formatting print_r($_FILES)

Posted on 2008-10-13
6
1,466 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Hi guys,
Im working on php upload stuff at the moment, and was wondering if there is a nice way of displaying in a browser all the key value pairs for a $_FILES array.
At the moment, im just doing the following..

print_r($_FILES);

which gives me a bit of a messy output..

Array ( [userfile] => Array ( [name] => Array ( [0] => tooltipdb_0000003.jpg [1] => [2] => [3] => ) [type] => Array ( [0] => image/pjpeg [1] => [2] => [3] => ) [tmp_name] => Array ( [0] => c:/wamp/tmp\php14B2.tmp [1] => [2] => [3] => ) [error] => Array ( [0] => 0 [1] => 4 [2] => 4 [3] => 4 ) [size] => Array ( [0] => 333635 [1] => 0 [2] => 0 [3] => 0 ) ) )

Any help on formatting this output much appreciated.
0
Comment
Question by:Simon336697
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 6

Assisted Solution

by:hampus_b
hampus_b earned 220 total points
ID: 22701948
add <pre> before and </pre> after and it will be readable.

But to take control over the output; do like this:


<?
 
foreach ($array AS $key => $value) {
 echo "<strong>$key</strong>";
 echo "<br />";
echo $value;
echo "<br />"
}
 
?>

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
Chorch earned 280 total points
ID: 22701953
hello,

try this:

<?php
function echo_array($array,$return_me){
    if(is_array($array) == false){
        $return = "The provided variable is not an array.";
    }else{
        foreach($array as $name=>$value){
            if(is_array($value)){
                $return .= "";
                $return .= "['<b>$name</b>'] {<div style='margin-left:10px;'>\n";
                $return .= echo_array($value,true);
                $return .= "</div>}";
                $return .= "\n\n";
            }else{
                if(is_string($value)){
                    $value = "\"$value\"";
                }
                $return .= "['<b>$name</b>'] = $value\n\n";
            }
        }
    }
    if($return_me == true){
        return $return;
    }else{
        echo "<pre>".$return."</pre>";
    }
}

echo_array($_FILES, 'false');
?>

Regards
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:hampus_b
ID: 22701956
i mean like this:
echo "<pre>";
print_r($_FILES);
echo "</pre>";

Open in new window

0
Salesforce Made Easy to Use

On-screen guidance at the moment of need enables you & your employees to focus on the core, you can now boost your adoption rates swiftly and simply with one easy tool.

 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Simon336697
ID: 22705316
Hi Chorch,
Thanks so much for spending the time on this.
I ran this but it does not return any output at all.
That is, it doesnt return if it is not an array eg.
$return = "The provided variable is not an array.";
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Simon336697
ID: 22705546
My mistake...you guys are the best...all is good Chorch...it works..
Thanks Chorch very much and hampus_b:
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:Chorch
ID: 22706902
Thanks, glad to see I helped you!
0

Featured Post

MS Dynamics Made Instantly Simpler

Make Your Microsoft Dynamics Investment Count  & Drastically Decrease Training Time by Providing Intuitive Step-By-Step WalkThru Tutorials.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Developers of all skill levels should learn to use current best practices when developing websites. However many developers, new and old, fall into the trap of using deprecated features because this is what so many tutorials and books tell them to u…
Introduction This article is intended for those who are new to PHP error handling (https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/11769/And-by-the-way-I-am-New-to-PHP.html).  It addresses one of the most common problems that plague beginning PHP develop…
The viewer will learn how to count occurrences of each item in an array.
This tutorial will teach you the core code needed to finalize the addition of a watermark to your image. The viewer will use a small PHP class to learn and create a watermark.

627 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question