xml in php

My xml feed looks like the following:

$html = “”;
$url = “http://www.kevro.co.za/rss/products.aspx?email=xxxxx&password=xxxxx&feed=product”;
$xml = simplexml_load_file($url);
for($i = 0; $i < 5; $i++) {
$id = $xml->product[$i]->id;
$categorygroup = $xml->product[$i]->categorygroup;
$category = $xml->product[$i]->category;
$group = $xml->product[$i]->group;
$name = $xml->product[$i]->name;
$code = $xml->product[$i]->code;
$description = $xml->product[$i]->description;
$thumb = $xml->product[$i]->thumb;
$html .= “




I need to be extract values from $categorygroup = “Clothing” or “Gifting” or “Sports Brands”
I also need extract values from $group = “Active Wear” or “Tracksuit” or “T Shirt”, etc…

Please if anyone could help me with this, it would be greatly appreciated.
Kind regards
Dean Menzies
[email protected]

Well, if you are using PHP5 or higher, you can use SimpleXML which is part of it.

Here is a link to explain it’s usage. As you will see, it is very easy to pull data from XML files using these commands.

If you look at example#3, you will see how to pull “CHILDREN” nodes from the XML files. A “CHILD” in XML means a sub-node. So, you have a node and then you have many children inside that node. Each is a separate node as far as I see in your XML example layout. Therefore, all of them are children of the node.

I think that makes sense. Hope you understand it. Here is the link to the tutorial on it:
(I use this site often to explain processes as they have simple easy to understand explanations on jus about everything!)

Good luck, let us know if you can’t figure it out.

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