Convert php array to Javascript

How can I convert a PHP array in a format like this

Array
(
    [0] => 001-1234567
    [1] => 1234567
    [2] => 12345678
    [3] => 12345678
    [4] => 12345678
    [5] => AP1W3242
    [6] => AP7X1234
    [7] => AS1234
    [8] => MH9Z2324
    [9] => MX1234
    [10] => TN1A3242
    [11] => ZZ1234
)

to a Javascript array in the format below?

var cities = [
    "Aberdeen",
    "Ada",
    "Adamsville",
    "Addyston",
    "Adelphi",
    "Adena",
    "Adrian",
    "Akron",
    "Albany"
];

Answers:

Answer

Spudley's answer is fine.

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If you don't have PHP 5.2 you can use something like this:

function js_str($s)
{
    return '"' . addcslashes($s, "\0..\37\"\\") . '"';
}

function js_array($array)
{
    $temp = array_map('js_str', $array);
    return '[' . implode(',', $temp) . ']';
}

echo 'var cities = ', js_array($php_cities_array), ';';
Answer

I'm going to assume that the two arrays you've given for PHP and JS are not related, and they're just examples of how arrays look in the two languages. Clearly you're not going to be able to convert those sequences of letters and numbers into those city names.

PHP provides a function to convert PHP arrays into Javascript code: json_encode(). (technically, it's JSON format; JSON stands for JavaScript Object Notation)

Use it like this:

<script type='text/javascript'>
<?php
$php_array = array('abc','def','ghi');
$js_array = json_encode($php_array);
echo "var javascript_array = ". $js_array . ";\n";
?>
</script>

See also the manual page I linked above for more information.

Note that json_encode() is only available in PHP 5.2 and up, so if you're using an older version, you'll need to use an existing one -- the PHP manual page also includes comments with functions written by people who needed it. (but that said, if you're using anything older than PHP 5.2 you should upgrade ASAP)

Answer

Dumb and simple :

var js_array = [<?php echo '"'.implode('","', $php_array).'"' ?>];
Answer

You do not have to call parseJSON since the output of json_encode is a javascript literal. Just assign it to a js variable.

<script type="text/javascript">
    //Assign php generated json to JavaScript variable
    var tempArray = <?php echo json_encode($php_array); ?>;

   //You will be able to access the properties as 
    alert(tempArray[0].Key);
</script>
Answer

you can convert php arrays into javascript using php's json_encode function

<?php $phpArray = array(
          0 => 001-1234567, 
          1 => 1234567, 
          2 => 12345678, 
          3 => 12345678,
          4 => 12345678,
          5 => 'AP1W3242',
          6 => 'AP7X1234',
          7 => 'AS1234',
          8 => 'MH9Z2324', 
          9 => 'MX1234', 
          10 => 'TN1A3242',
          11 => 'ZZ1234'
    )
?>
<script type="text/javascript">

    var jArray= <?php echo json_encode($phpArray ); ?>;

    for(var i=0;i<12;i++){
        alert(jArray[i]);
    }

 </script>
Answer

I find the quickest and easiest way to work with a PHP array in Javascript is to do this:

PHP:

$php_arr = array('a','b','c','d');

Javascript:

//this gives me a JSON object
js_arr = '<?php echo JSON_encode($php_arr);?>';


//Depending on what I use it for I sometimes parse the json so I can work with a straight forward array:
js_arr = JSON.parse('<?php echo JSON_encode($php_arr);?>');
Answer

so simple ...!

use this method:

<?php echo json_encode($your_array); ?>; 

in laravel blade {{ }} use this method:

{{ str_replace('&quot;', '', json_encode($your_array)) }} 

working for associated and unassociated array.

Answer

u can also do in this way

<script>  
    <?php 
        $php_array = array('abc','def','ghi');
        $code_array = json_encode($php_array);
    ?>  
    var array_code = <?php echo $code_array; ?>;
    console.log(array_code);
</script>
Answer

For a multidimensional array in PHP4 you can use the following addition to the code posted by Udo G:

function js_str($s) {
   return '"'.addcslashes($s, "\0..\37\"\\").'"';
}

function js_array($array, $keys_array) {
  foreach ($array as $key => $value) {
    $new_keys_array = $keys_array;
    $new_keys_array[] = $key;
    if(is_array($value)) {          
      echo 'javascript_array';
      foreach($new_keys_array as $key) {
        echo '["'.$key.'"]';
      }
      echo ' = new Array();';

      js_array($value, $new_keys_array);
    } else {
      echo 'javascript_array';
      foreach($new_keys_array as $key) {
        echo '["'.$key.'"]';
      }
      echo ' = '.js_str($value).";";                        
    }
  } 
}

echo 'var javascript_array = new Array();';
js_array($php_array, array());
Answer

This is my function. JavaScript must be under PHP otherwise use SESSION.

<?php
 $phpArray=array(1,2,3,4,5,6);
?>

<div id="arrayCon" style="width:300px;"></div>

<script type="text/javascript">
var jsArray = new Array();
<?php
 $numArray=count($phpArray);
 for($i=0;$i<$numArray;$i++){
  echo "jsArray[$i] = ". $phpArray[$i] . ";\n";
 }
?>
$("#arrayCon").text(jsArray[1]);
</script>

Last row can be ....text(jsArray); and will be shown "1,2,3,4,5,6"

Answer

I use a fake php array

<?php 
       // instead to create your array like this
       $php_array = ["The","quick","brown","fox","jumps","over","the","lazy","dog"];

       // do it like this (a simple variable but with separator)
       $php_fake_array = "The,quick,brown,fox,jumps,over,the,lazy,dog";
?>

<script type="text/javascript">

        // use the same separator for the JS split() function
        js_array = '<?php echo $php_fake_array; ?>'.split(',');

</script>

if ever your array is unknown (already made)

<?php 
        $php_array = file('my_file.txt');
        $php_fake_array = "";

        // transform your array with concatenate like this
        foreach ($php_array as $cell){

            // since this array is unknown, use clever separator
            $php_fake_array .= $cell.",,,,,"; 
        }
?>

<script type="text/javascript">

        // use the same separator for the JS split() function
        js_array = '<?php echo $php_fake_array; ?>'.split(',,,,,');

</script>
Answer

Is very simple I use this way:

JAVASCRIPT:

var arrayJavascript = <?php echo json_encode($arrayPhp) ?>;

Convert PHP array to Javascript

Regards!

Answer

It can be done in a safer way.

If your PHP array contains special characters, you need to use rawurlencode() in PHP and then use decodeURIComponent() in JS to escape those. And parse the JSON to native js. Try this:

var data = JSON.parse(
        decodeURIComponent(
            "<?=rawurlencode(json_encode($data));?>"
        )
    );

console.log(data);
Answer

I had the same problem and this is how i done it.

/*PHP FILE*/

<?php

$data = file_get_contents('http://yourrssdomain.com/rss');
$data = simplexml_load_string($data);

$articles = array();

foreach($data->channel->item as $item){

    $articles[] = array(

        'title' => (string)$item->title,
        'description' => (string)$item ->description,
        'link' => (string)$item ->link, 
        'guid' => (string)$item ->guid,
        'pubdate' => (string)$item ->pubDate,
        'category' => (string)$item ->category,

    );  
}

// IF YOU PRINT_R THE ARTICLES ARRAY YOU WILL GET THE SAME KIND OF ARRAY THAT YOU ARE GETTING SO I CREATE AN OUTPUT STING AND WITH A FOR LOOP I ADD SOME CHARACTERS TO SPLIT LATER WITH JAVASCRIPT

$output="";

for($i = 0; $i < sizeof($articles); $i++){

    //# Items
    //| Attributes 

    if($i != 0) $output.="#"; /// IF NOT THE FIRST

// IF NOT THE FIRST ITEM ADD '#' TO SEPARATE EACH ITEM AND THEN '|' TO SEPARATE EACH ATTRIBUTE OF THE ITEM 

    $output.=$articles[$i]['title']."|";
    $output.=$articles[$i]['description']."|";
    $output.=$articles[$i]['link']."|";
    $output.=$articles[$i]['guid']."|";
    $output.=$articles[$i]['pubdate']."|";
    $output.=$articles[$i]['category'];
}

echo $output;

?>
/* php file */


/*AJAX COMUNICATION*/

$(document).ready(function(e) {

/*AJAX COMUNICATION*/

var prodlist= [];
var attrlist= [];

  $.ajax({  
      type: "get",  
      url: "php/fromupnorthrss.php",  
      data: {feeding: "feedstest"},
      }).done(function(data) {

        prodlist= data.split('#');

        for(var i = 0; i < prodlist.length; i++){

            attrlist= prodlist[i].split('|');

            alert(attrlist[0]); /// NOW I CAN REACH EACH ELEMENT HOW I WANT TO. 
        }
   });
});

I hope it helps.

Answer

Keep it simple :

var jsObject = JSON.parse('<?= addslashes(json_encode($phpArray)) ?>');
Answer

If you need a multidimensional PHP array to be printed directly into the html page source code, and in an indented human-readable Javascript Object Notation (aka JSON) fashion, use this nice function I found in http://php.net/manual/en/function.json-encode.php#102091 coded by somebody nicknamed "bohwaz".

<?php

function json_readable_encode($in, $indent = 0, $from_array = false)
{
    $_myself = __FUNCTION__;
    $_escape = function ($str)
    {
        return preg_replace("!([\b\t\n\r\f\"\\'])!", "\\\\\\1", $str);
    };

    $out = '';

    foreach ($in as $key=>$value)
    {
        $out .= str_repeat("\t", $indent + 1);
        $out .= "\"".$_escape((string)$key)."\": ";

        if (is_object($value) || is_array($value))
        {
            $out .= "\n";
            $out .= $_myself($value, $indent + 1);
        }
        elseif (is_bool($value))
        {
            $out .= $value ? 'true' : 'false';
        }
        elseif (is_null($value))
        {
            $out .= 'null';
        }
        elseif (is_string($value))
        {
            $out .= "\"" . $_escape($value) ."\"";
        }
        else
        {
            $out .= $value;
        }

        $out .= ",\n";
    }

    if (!empty($out))
    {
        $out = substr($out, 0, -2);
    }

    $out = str_repeat("\t", $indent) . "{\n" . $out;
    $out .= "\n" . str_repeat("\t", $indent) . "}";

    return $out;
}

?>       
Answer

Below is a pretty simple trick to convert PHP array to JavaScript array:

$array = array("one","two","three");

JS below:

// Use PHP tags for json_encode()

var js_json =  json_encode($array);
var js_json_string = JSON.stringify(js_json);
var js_json_array = JSON.parse(js_json_string);

alert(js_json_array.length);

It works like a charm.

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