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SplFileObject::fputcsv

(PHP 5 >= 5.4.0)

SplFileObject::fputcsvWrite a field array as a CSV line

Description

public int SplFileObject::fputcsv ( array $fields [, string $delimiter = "," [, string $enclosure = '"' ]] )

Writes the fields array to the file as a CSV line.

Parameters

fields

An array of values.

delimiter

The optional delimiter parameter sets the field delimiter (one character only).

enclosure

The optional enclosure parameter sets the field enclosure (one character only).

Return Values

Returns the length of the written string or FALSE on failure.

Returns FALSE, and does not write the CSV line to the file, if the delimiter or enclosure parameter is not a single character.

Errors/Exceptions

An E_WARNING level error is issued if the delimiter or enclosure parameter is not a single character.

Examples

Example #1 SplFileObject::fputcsv() example

<?php

$list 
= array (
    array(
'aaa''bbb''ccc''dddd'),
    array(
'123''456''789'),
    array(
'"aaa"''"bbb"')
);

$file = new SplFileObject('file.csv''w');

foreach (
$list as $fields) {
    
$file->fputcsv($fields);
}

?>

The above example will write the following to file.csv:

aaa,bbb,ccc,dddd
123,456,789
"""aaa""","""bbb"""

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sergiy dot sokolenko at gmail dot com
2 years ago
This method is available in PHP 5.4 and it is just a wrapper over php.net/fputcsv.
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