Asked  7 Months ago    Answers:  5   Viewed   40 times

I am using CURL to send a request. The response dataType is json. How can I parse this data and insert it into the database?


$url = '        PhoneNumber=18887477474&Message=test&LicenseKey=LICENSEKEY';

$cURL = curl_init();

curl_setopt($cURL, CURLOPT_URL, $url);
curl_setopt($cURL, CURLOPT_HTTPGET, true);

curl_setopt($cURL, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array(
    'Content-Type: application/json',
    'Accept: application/json'

$result = curl_exec($cURL);




JSON Output:

    "Cancelled": false,
    "MessageID": "402f481b-c420-481f-b129-7b2d8ce7cf0a",
    "Queued": false,
    "SMSError": 2,
    "SMSIncomingMessages": null,
    "Sent": false,
    "SentDateTime": "/Date(-62135578800000-0500)/"



If your $result variable is a string json like, you must use json_decode function to parse it as an object or array:

$result = '{"Cancelled":false,"MessageID":"402f481b-c420-481f-b129-7b2d8ce7cf0a","Queued":false,"SMSError":2,"SMSIncomingMessages":null,"Sent":false,"SentDateTime":"/Date(-62135578800000-0500)/"}';
$json = json_decode($result, true);


    [Cancelled] => 
    [MessageID] => 402f481b-c420-481f-b129-7b2d8ce7cf0a
    [Queued] => 
    [SMSError] => 2
    [SMSIncomingMessages] => 
    [Sent] => 
    [SentDateTime] => /Date(-62135578800000-0500)/

Now you can work with $json variable as an array:

echo $json['MessageID'];
echo $json['SMSError'];
// other stuff


  • json_decode - PHP Manual
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 7 Months ago

When you use echo on an array, it just prints out the literal string Array. This is just a quirk of PHP.

If you want to print out the contents of the array, you can use print_r() or var_dump().

However it seems like what you actually want to do is print the JSON, which is the string. $response_2 is already a string, so print it out.

Saturday, May 29, 2021
answered 5 Months ago

You don't have to parse the data. It is already a valid JavaScript object. For instance, to print the description property for the first object inside someFunction

function someFunction(result) {
    alert(result[0].description); // alerts "Sample Description"
Sunday, August 1, 2021
answered 3 Months ago

If you wanna use Content-type: application/json and raw data, seem your data should be in json format

$ch = curl_init();
$headers  = [
            'x-api-key: XXXXXX',
            'Content-Type: text/plain'
$postData = [
    'data1' => 'value1',
    'data2' => 'value2'
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL,"XXXXXX");
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POST, 1);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, json_encode($postData));           
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, $headers);
$result     = curl_exec ($ch);
$statusCode = curl_getinfo($ch, CURLINFO_HTTP_CODE);
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
answered 3 Months ago
JSONObject location = myAwway.getJSONArray("results").getJSONObject(0).getJSONObject("geometry").getJSONObject("location");
double lat = location.getDouble("lat");
double lng = location.getDouble("lng");

The 'results' JSONArray is probably the array Google docs suggested. They had just wrapped it up in a JSONObject with a status, so that you could check the status before attempting to work on the returned value.

Thursday, September 2, 2021
answered 2 Months ago
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