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Posted on 2011-03-23
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Hello Everyone

I am trying to upload a xml file into Mysql using php. The xml file is layed out pretty easy:

<Member>
<Name>Bob</Name>
<other stuff>
</Member>
<Member>
<Name>Jim</Name>
<other stuff>
</Member>

I thought this would be:

$xml = simplexml_load_string($data);
$charname = (string) $xml->Name;
mysql_query("INSERT INTO aTable ( Date,charname, ) VALUES ('$Date','$charname', ') ");
?>

Which inserts one line.I want to be able to insert using the date/time from now and insert Jim and Bob. Could someone give me a example of the Date snippet and how to make it loop from each <member> to the next?





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<?php

$data="
<Members>
  <Member>
    <Name>Bob</Name>
  </Member>
  <Member>
    <Name>Jim</Name>
  </Member>
</Members>
";


$xml = simplexml_load_string($data);
foreach($xml->Member as $member){
  $charname = $member->Name;
  $date = date( 'Y-m-d H:i:s' );
  mysql_query("INSERT INTO aTable ( Date,charname ) VALUES ('$Date','$charname');");
}

?>

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by:JCS_Unlimited
ID: 35203801

Thank you tsmgeek,

What if I have a lot more people than just Bob and Jim? and the length of people gets longer or shorter sometimes Will this loop through each of the member sections?
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by:tsmgeek
ID: 35203858
yes it loops though each member till it gets to the end of the file, all elements under each member are accesable though the variable $member
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ID: 35210303
Worked Great Tsmgeek. Thansk for the help
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