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How to loop through this kind of an array returned from mailchimp.

Hi,
Using the mailchimp API I'm returning the array below. It contains the email addresses and their open counts for a particular email campaign. I'm having a hard time trying to loop through it so I can insert each email and corresponding open count into my db. Can someone show me an example of looping through this thing to do an insert?

array(2) { [0]=> array(2) { ["email"]=> string(24) "john@mysite.com" ["open_count"]=> int(1) } [1]=> array(2) { ["email"]=> string(23) "bill@mydomain.com" ["open_count"]=> int(3) } } 

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Thanks as always,
tj
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Ray PaseurCommented:
This appears to be an array of arrays.  Iterate over the top array to get each "sub-array" by number.  Iterate over each "sub-array" to get the elements named "email" and "open_count".

array(2) 
{ [0]=> array(2) 
  {  ["email"]=> string(24) "john@mysite.com" 
     ["open_count"]=> int(1)
  } 
  [1]=> array(2) 
  {   ["email"]=> string(23) "bill@mydomain.com" 
      ["open_count"]=> int(3) 
  }
} 

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tjyoungAuthor Commented:
Hi,
I've tried hundred variations only getting stuff like: arrayarray and a myriad of other mistakes. I'd post my attempts but none of them seemed close or simply failed.

cleaning up the arrays I appreciate, should've done that posting my question.

Can you give me an example of iterating through this? I can figure out adding to a DB I should think but I can't for the life of me get to the correct data.

Its a bit of a grey area in my 'home schooling' efforts.
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Ray PaseurCommented:
Some good learning resources here:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/PHP/A_11769-And-by-the-way-I-am-new-to-PHP.html

In PHP when you echo an array, PHP rather unhelpfully prints "array."  See if this code sample helps get you closer

Please see http://www.laprbass.com/RAY_temp_tjyoung.php

<?php // RAY_temp_tjyoung.php
error_reporting(E_ALL);
echo '<pre>';

// SEE http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/PHP/Q_28171952.html

/* DATA STRUCTURE
array(2)
{ [0]=> array(2)
  {  ["email"]=> string(24) "john@mysite.com"
     ["open_count"]=> int(1)
  }
  [1]=> array(2)
  {   ["email"]=> string(23) "bill@mydomain.com"
      ["open_count"]=> int(3)
  }
}
*/

// CREATE THE TEST DATA FROM THE DESCRIPTION
$arr = array
( 0 => array
       ( 'email'      => 'john@mysite.com'
       , 'open_count' => 1
       )
, 1 => array
       ( 'email'      => 'bill@mydomain.com'
       , 'open_count' => 3
       )
)
;

// DOES IT LOOK RIGHT? (YES)
var_dump($arr);

// ITERATE OVER THE ARRAY AND SUB-ARRAYS
foreach ($arr as $key => $sub)
{
    echo PHP_EOL . "MAIN ARRAY KEY: $key";
    foreach ($sub as $key => $val)
    {
        echo PHP_EOL . "   SUB ARRAY KEY: $key VALUE: $val";
    }
    echo PHP_EOL;
}

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Best, ~Ray
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tjyoungAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much. Makes perfect sense once you see it...
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