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Hi All,

Having a heck of a time looping through a multidimensional array so I can insert values into a MySQL database.  I have read through foreach and it's just not sinking in (Coldfusion guy, sorry!)

I'm consuming a NuSOAP resource, and I'm getting a multidimensional array back.  I need to be able to loop each returned "record" and populate a MySQL table with the values.  This is the response I'm getting (print_r):

Array
(
    [count] => 1
    [data] => Array
        (
            [0] => Array
                (
                    [accountName] => Test User
                    [accountRef] => 24281.0.5672027
                    [attachments] => 
                    [createdDate] => 2014-02-26T21:43:32.796Z
                    [date] => 2014-02-26T05:00:00.000Z
                    [definedValues] => Array
                        (
                            [0] => Array
                                (
                                    [dataType] => 0
                                    [displayType] => 1
                                    [fieldName] => Reason 
                                    [fieldRef] => 24281.0.5693551
                                    [value] => General Use
                                    [valueRef] => 24281.0.5709983
                                )

                            [1] => Array
                                (
                                    [dataType] => 0
                                    [displayType] => 1
                                    [fieldName] => Type
                                    [fieldRef] => 24281.0.5686363
                                    [value] => Guest
                                    [valueRef] => 24281.0.5686365
                                )

                            [2] => Array
                                (
                                    [dataType] => 0
                                    [displayType] => 1
                                    [fieldName] => Room 
                                    [fieldRef] => 24281.0.5685410
                                    [value] => Training Room
                                    [valueRef] => 24281.0.5685412
                                )

                            [3] => Array
                                (
                                    [dataType] => 1
                                    [displayType] => 0
                                    [fieldName] => Check in Date
                                    [fieldRef] => 24281.0.5694549
                                    [value] => 2/25/2014
                                    [valueRef] => 24281.0.7318589
                                )

                            [4] => Array
                                (
                                    [dataType] => 1
                                    [displayType] => 0
                                    [fieldName] => Check Out Date
                                    [fieldRef] => 24281.0.5685368
                                    [value] => 2/26/2014
                                    [valueRef] => 24281.0.7318587
                                )

                            [5] => Array
                                (
                                    [dataType] => 1
                                    [displayType] => 0
                                    [fieldName] => Date Placed on Waiting List
                                    [fieldRef] => 24281.0.5685388
                                    [value] => 2/14/2014
                                    [valueRef] => 24281.0.7318588
                                )

                            [6] => Array
                                (
                                    [dataType] => 0
                                    [displayType] => 1
                                    [fieldName] => Guest Type
                                    [fieldRef] => 24281.0.5684375
                                    [value] => Vendor
                                    [valueRef] => 24281.0.5684377
                                )

                        )

                    [final] => 
                    [immutable] => 
                    [lastModifiedDate] => 2014-02-28T21:34:11.956Z
                    [note] => Guest
                    [ref] => 24281.0.7156819
                    [type] => 1
                )

        )

    [pages] => 1
    [start] => 0
    [total] => 1
    [usedCache] => 
)

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For each returned record, I need to populate columns for accountName, createdDate, reason, type, room, checkInDate, checkOutDate, waitingListDate, and guestType.

The subarrays might not always be in the same order, depending on what is filled out in the web application and what is not, so I have to do some sort of check --> if fieldName = 'whatever' set thisValue = value.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Question by:Carlos Elgueta
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ID: 39904079
<?php // demo/temp_newcoit.php
error_reporting(E_ALL);


// SEE http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/PHP/Q_28380000.html


/**
 * For each returned record, I need to populate columns for accountName, createdDate, reason, type, room, checkInDate, checkOutDate, waitingListDate, and guestType.
 */

// TEST DATA FROM THE POST AT EE
$soap = Array(
    'count' => '1',
    'data'  => Array(
            '0' => Array(
                    'accountName' => 'Test User',
                    'accountRef'  => '24281.0.5672027',
                    'attachments' => '',
                    'createdDate' => '2014-02-26T21:43:32.796Z',
                    'date'        => '2014-02-26T05:00:00.000Z',
                    'definedValues' => Array(
                            '0' => Array(
                                    'dataType' => '0',
                                    'displayType' => '1',
                                    'fieldName' => 'Reason',
                                    'fieldRef' => '24281.0.5693551',
                                    'value' => 'General Use',
                                    'valueRef' => '24281.0.5709983',
                                ),
                            '1' => Array(
                                    'dataType' => '0',
                                    'displayType' => '1',
                                    'fieldName' => 'Type',
                                    'fieldRef' => '24281.0.5686363',
                                    'value' => 'Guest',
                                    'valueRef' => '24281.0.5686365',
                                ),
                            '2' => Array(
                                    'dataType' => '0',
                                    'displayType' => '1',
                                    'fieldName' => 'Room ',
                                    'fieldRef' => '24281.0.5685410',
                                    'value' => 'Training Room',
                                    'valueRef' => '24281.0.5685412',
                                ),
                            '3' => Array(
                                    'dataType' => '1',
                                    'displayType' => '0',
                                    'fieldName' => 'Check in Date',
                                    'fieldRef' => '24281.0.5694549',
                                    'value' => '2/25/2014',
                                    'valueRef' => '24281.0.7318589',
                                ),
                            '4' => Array(
                                    'dataType' => '1',
                                    'displayType' => '0',
                                    'fieldName' => 'Check Out Date',
                                    'fieldRef' => '24281.0.5685368',
                                    'value' => '2/26/2014',
                                    'valueRef' => '24281.0.7318587',
                                ),
                            '5' => Array(
                                    'dataType' => '1',
                                    'displayType' => '0',
                                    'fieldName' => 'Date Placed on Waiting List',
                                    'fieldRef' => '24281.0.5685388',
                                    'value' => '2/14/2014',
                                    'valueRef' => '24281.0.7318588',
                                ),
                            '6' => Array(
                                    'dataType' => '0',
                                    'displayType' => '1',
                                    'fieldName' => 'Guest Type',
                                    'fieldRef' => '24281.0.5684375',
                                    'value' => 'Vendor',
                                    'valueRef' => '24281.0.5684377',
                                ),
                        ),
                    'final' => '',
                    'immutable' => '',
                    'lastModifiedDate' => '2014-02-28T21:34:11.956Z',
                    'note' => 'Guest',
                    'ref' => '24281.0.7156819',
                    'type' => '1',
                ),
        ),
    'pages' => '1',
    'start' => '0',
    'total' => '1',
    'usedCache' => NULL,
)
;

// DOES IT LOOK RIGHT?
echo '<pre>';
print_r($soap);

// POPULATE THE FIELDS
$data = $soap['data'][0];
$qry = new StdClass;

// accountName
$qry->accountName = $data['accountName'];

// createdDate
$qry->createdDate = $data['createdDate'];

// reason
foreach ($data['definedValues'] as $arr)
{
    if ($arr['fieldName'] != 'Reason') continue;
    $qry->reason = $arr['value'];
    break;
}

// type
foreach ($data['definedValues'] as $arr)
{
    if ($arr['fieldName'] != 'Type') continue;
    $qry->type = $arr['value'];
    break;
}

// room
foreach ($data['definedValues'] as $arr)
{
    if ($arr['fieldName'] != 'Room') continue;
    $qry->room = $arr['value'];
    break;
}

// checkInDate
foreach ($data['definedValues'] as $arr)
{
    if ($arr['fieldName'] != 'Check in Date') continue;
    $qry->checkInDate = $arr['value'];
    break;
}

// checkOutDate
foreach ($data['definedValues'] as $arr)
{
    if ($arr['fieldName'] != 'Check Out Date') continue;
    $qry->checkOutDate = $arr['value'];
    break;
}

// waitingListDate
foreach ($data['definedValues'] as $arr)
{
    if ($arr['fieldName'] != 'Date Placed on Waiting List') continue;
    $qry->waitingListDate = $arr['value'];
    break;
}

// guestType
foreach ($data['definedValues'] as $arr)
{
    if ($arr['fieldName'] != 'Guest Type') continue;
    $qry->guestType = $arr['value'];
    break;
}

// HAVE WE GOT THEM ALL?  YES.
print_r($qry);

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by:Carlos Elgueta
ID: 39904187
That is fantastic!  And fast!

Dumb question though - I need to loop the top level also.  What would that syntax look like?  And where do I declare the index? (Meaning how do I change $data = $soap['data'][0] to be $data = $soap['data'][x] depending on the number of top level records returned?


Thank you so much for your help!
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by:Ray Paseur
ID: 39904275
Yes, I think you're on firm ground there.  Something like foreach ($soap['data'] as $data) {
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by:Carlos Elgueta
ID: 39904327
great - thank you.
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by:Carlos Elgueta
ID: 39904333
Perfect.
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by:Ray Paseur
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Thanks for the points and thanks for using EE, ~Ray
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