November 16, 2012

sort multi dimentional array by the value of specific key

 

Sample Array

Array (
[0] => Array
    (
        [iid] => 1
        [invitee] => 174
        [nid] => 324343
        [showtime] => 2010-05-09 15:15:00
        [location] => 13
        [status] => 1
        [created] => 2010-05-09 15:05:00
        [updated] => 2010-05-09 16:24:00
    )
[1] => Array
    (
        [iid] => 1
        [invitee] => 220
        [nid] => 21232
        [showtime] => 2010-05-09 15:15:00
        [location] => 12
        [status] => 0
        [created] => 2010-05-10 18:11:00
        [updated] => 2010-05-10 18:11:00
    ))

 Snippet

function cmp($a, $b) {
    if ($a['status'] == $b['status']) {
        return 0;
    }
    return ($a['status'] < $b['status']) ? -1 : 1;
}

usort($array, "cmp");

Note

here array sorted by the value of specifed key(status),u can change status withany key that your array has :)

convert stdClass object array to normal array and normal array to stdClass object




stdClass obect to normal array




function objectToArray($d) {
if (is_object($d)) {
// Gets the properties of the given object
// with get_object_vars function
$d = get_object_vars($d);
}

if (is_array($d)) {
/*
* Return array converted to object
* Using __FUNCTION__ (Magic constant)
* for recursive call
*/
return array_map(__FUNCTION__, $d);
}
else {
// Return array
return $d;
}
}


normal array to stdClassobject

function arrayToObject($d) {
        if (is_array($d)) {
            /*
            * Return array converted to object
            * Using __FUNCTION__ (Magic constant)
            * for recursive call
            */
            return (object) array_map(__FUNCTION__, $d);
        }
        else {
            // Return object
            return $d;
        }
    }

Sample Output

stdClass Object
(
    [foo] => Test data
    [bar] => stdClass Object
        (
            [baaz] => Testing
            [fooz] => stdClass Object
                (
                    [baz] => Testing again
                )

        )

    [foox] => Just test
)

Array
(
    [foo] => Test data
    [bar] => Array
        (
            [baaz] => Testing
            [fooz] => Array
                (
                    [baz] => Testing again
                )

        )

    [foox] => Just test
)

  

Thanks to:

http://www.if-not-true-then-false.com/2009/php-tip-convert-stdclass-object-to-multidimensional-array-and-convert-multidimensional-array-to-stdclass-object/

 

Another simple way

json_decode(json_encode(simplexml_load_string('xml string')),1);