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Trying to import an XML file into a database using Binkers example:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/XML/Q_22939751.html

Getting Error:
Warning: SimpleXMLElement::__construct() [simplexmlelement.--construct]: Entity: line 1: parser error : Start tag expected, '<' not found in /home/tylerweb/public_html/replay247.com/xml_test.php on line 24

Warning: SimpleXMLElement::__construct() [simplexmlelement.--construct]: $return in /home/tylerweb/public_html/replay247.com/xml_test.php on line 24

Warning: SimpleXMLElement::__construct() [simplexmlelement.--construct]: ^ in /home/tylerweb/public_html/replay247.com/xml_test.php on line 24

Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'Exception' with message 'String could not be parsed as XML' in /home/tylerweb/public_html/replay247.com/xml_test.php:24 Stack trace: #0 /home/tylerweb/public_html/replay247.com/xml_test.php(24): SimpleXMLElement->__construct('$return') #1 {main} thrown in /home/tylerweb/public_html/replay247.com/xml_test.php on line 24

Line 24: $xml = new SimpleXMLElement($xmlstr);:


$url = "http://fccwebservice.freeconferencecall.com/fcc.asmx/RegisterByName?Partner=replay247&FullName=Jeffrey%20Morris&Email=jeff@jncmorris.com&TestMode=false";
 
// echo "\n$url";
 $ch = curl_init($url);
 curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
 
 $return=curl_exec ($ch);
 curl_close ($ch);
 
$xmlstr = '$return';
$xml = new SimpleXMLElement($xmlstr);
//@$xml = new SimpleXMLElement($xmlstr); 
 
 
$sql = ("INSERT INTO tblconfline (MemberID, FCCID, FCCPhonenumber, FCCAccessCode, FCCPIN, FCCPlaybackNumber, FCCErrorMsg, FCCTestMode, RecDate)
VALUES
('" . $_SESSION['memberid'] . "', 
'" . $xml->FCCID . "', 
'" . $xml->FCCPhonenumber . "', 
'" . $xml->FCCAccessCode . "', 
'" . $xml->FCCPIN . "', 
'" . $xml->FCCPlaybackNumber . "', 
'" . $xml->FCCErrorMsg . "', 
'" . $xml->FCCTestMode . "',  
NOW())") or die ("Error adding the record"); 
$result = mysql_query($sql) or die ('Database error: '. mysql_error());
if ($result) { echo "updated <br>"; }

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instead of:
$xml = new SimpleXMLElement($xmlstr);

try:
$xml = new SimpleXMLElement( file_get_contents($url) );
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by:Jeff
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That's why you're the Guru!
Thanks again!

Quick question:
$xml = new SimpleXMLElement( file_get_contents($url) );
@$xml = new SimpleXMLElement( file_get_contents($url) );

What does the @ do?
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by:hielo
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>>What does the @ do?
supresses any potential warning/error messages. Without it, the warning/error will be sent to the browser.
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by:hielo
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glad to help
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