PHP - Return Array As A String

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In this tutorial we will create a Return Array As A String using PHP. This code can convert an array of data as a readable string format in the table when user click the button. The code use PHP POST method to launch a specific method that will parse the array as a string format by using for loop to break down the array and display as text. This is a user-friendly kind of program feel free to modify it.

We will be using PHP as a scripting language and interpreter that is used primarily on any webserver including xamp, wamp, etc. It is being use to any famous websites and it has a modern technology that can easily be use by the next generation.

Getting Started:

First you have to download & install XAMPP or any local server that run PHP scripts. Here's the link for XAMPP server

And, this is the link for the bootstrap that i used for the layout design

Creating The Interface

This is where we will create a simple form for our application. To create the forms simply copy and write it into your text editor, then save it as index.php.

  1. <!DOCTYPE html>
  2. <html lang="en">
  3. <head>
  4. <meta charset="UTF-8" name="viewport" content="width=device-width"/>
  5. <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/bootstrap.css"/>
  6. </head>
  7. <body>
  8. <nav class="navbar navbar-default">
  9. <div class="container-fluid">
  10. <a class="navbar-brand" href="<a href="">Sourcecodester</a>
  11. " rel="nofollow">">Sourcecodester</a>
  12. </a> </div>
  13. </nav>
  14. <div class="col-md-3"></div>
  15. <div class="col-md-6 well">
  16. <h3 class="text-primary">PHP - Return Array As A String</h3>
  17. <hr style="border-top:1px dotted #ccc;"/>
  18. <?php
  19. $hero = [
  20. 'Marvel' => ['Captain America', 'Iron Man', 'Incredible Hulk', 'Thor', 'Black Widow'],
  21. 'DC' => ['Superman', 'Batman', 'Wonderwoman', 'Flash', 'Aquaman']
  22. ];
  24. if(!ISSET($_POST['convert'])){
  25. ?>
  26. <div class="col-md-2"></div>
  27. <div class="col-md-8">
  28. <pre style='height:400px;'><?php print_r($hero)?></pre>
  29. </div>
  30. <form method="POST" action="">
  31. <center><button name="convert" class="btn btn-primary">Array to String</button></center>
  32. </form>
  33. <?php
  34. }else{
  36. include'string.php';
  37. }
  38. ?>
  39. </div>
  40. </body>
  41. </html>

Creating the Main Function

This code contains the main function of the application. This code will display an array when the button is clicked. To make this just copy and write these block of codes below inside the text editor, then save it as string.php

  1. <div class="col-md-6">
  2. <table class="table table-bordered">
  3. <?php
  4. if(ISSET($_POST['convert'])){
  5. foreach($hero as $section => $list){
  7. if($section=="Marvel"){
  8. ?>
  10. <tr class="alert-info">
  11. <th><center><?php echo $section?></center></th>
  12. </tr>
  13. <?php
  14. foreach($list as $key => $value){
  15. ?>
  16. <tr style="background-color:#fff;">
  17. <td><?php echo $value?></td>
  18. </tr>
  19. <?php
  20. }
  21. }
  22. }
  23. }
  24. ?>
  25. </table>
  26. </div>
  27. <div class="col-md-6">
  28. <table class="table table-bordered">
  29. <?php
  30. if(ISSET($_POST['convert'])){
  31. foreach($hero as $section => $list){
  33. if($section=="DC"){
  34. ?>
  36. <tr class="alert-info">
  37. <th><center><?php echo $section?></center></th>
  38. </tr>
  39. <?php
  40. foreach($list as $key => $value){
  41. ?>
  42. <tr style="background-color:#fff;">
  43. <td><?php echo $value?></td>
  44. </tr>
  45. <?php
  46. }
  47. }
  48. }
  49. }
  50. ?>
  51. </table>
  52. </div>
  53. <br />
  54. <center><a class="btn btn-success" href="index.php"><span class="glyphicon glyphicon-refresh"></span> Reset</a></center>

There you have it we successfully created Return Array As A String using PHP. I hope that this simple tutorial help you to what you are looking for. For more updates and tutorials just kindly visit this site. Enjoy Coding!

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