Array Convert Into Json Object

  • 30-05-2022
  • 1403
  • Laravel 9
  • Haresh Chauhan

Sometimes developers need to convert the PHP array into an object. Sometimes also need a multidimensional array to convert into an object.

Especially when you send data to API as JSON response that time multidimensional array needs to convert JSON object.

In this post, you will learn how to convert PHP arrays into JSON data.

Example 1:

This is a simple array in PHP. You can see the output of this example is an array.

$data = ['apple','banana','orange'];

print_r($data);

// OUTPUT

Array ( [0] => apple [1] => banana [2] => orange )

It will convert into object using (object) before array. So in this example, you can see that simple PHP array how to convert into an object. the output of this example converted from an array to object.

$data = (object) ['apple','banana','orange'];

print_r($data);

stdClass Object ( [0] => apple [1] => banana [2] => orange )

Example 2:

In Laravel, you can see, As it is simple array output.

$data = ['apple','banana','orange'];

// OUTPUT

array:3 [▼
    0 => "apple"
    1 => "banana"
    2 => "orange"
]

Using object notation you can convert the array into an object. The output will be converted into object.

$data = (object) ['apple','banana','orange'];

// OUTPUT

{#260 ▼
    +"0": "apple"
    +"1": "banana"
    +"2": "orange"
}

Example 3:

Laravel object convert into array using (array). In this example you can see i have taken a object into $data variable, But output of that object covert into array using (array). So the output will object to array convert.

$data = new stdClass();

$data->name = 'Jony';
$data->country = 'US';
$data->age = 22;

dd((array)$data);

// OUTPUT

array:3 [▼
  "name" => "Jony"
  "country" => "US"
  "age" => 22
]

Example 4:

Here is some info about the user like name occupation etc...

I am converting this array to JSON format. using json_encode() function. But the factor is the brother also is array inside an array. means that here multidimensional array is. So json_encode() only will work for the first array. But what about other inside array JSON formats. So you can (object) will convert into JSON data.

$data = [
    'name' => 'Monty',
    'occupation' => 'Enginer',
    'age' => 22,
    'address' => 'London Street',
    'country' => 'UK',
    'brother' => (object) [
        'Vicky',
        'Pointing',
    ]
];

dd(json_encode($data));

// OUTPUT

"{"name":"Monty","occupation":"Enginer","age":22,"address":"London Street","country":"UK","brother":{"0":"Vicky","1":"Pointing"}}""

Example 5:

In this example, you will learn how to convert a PHP array into a JSON object. It will force it to convert into a JSON object.

Simple JSON encode now working for the multidimensional array that time if you want to convert into JSON, Need to force it.

$data = [
    'name' => 'Monty',
    'occupation' => 'Enginer',
    'age' => 22,
    'address' => 'London Street',
    'country' => 'UK',
    'brother' => [
        'Vicky',
        'Pointing',
    ]
];

dd(json_encode($data,JSON_FORCE_OBJECT));

// OUTPUT

"{"name":"Monty","occupation":"Enginer","age":22,"address":"London Street","country":"UK","brother":{"0":"Vicky","1":"Pointing"}}"

If you are playing with API and AJAX then this post is very useful for converting data into JSON objects from database.

Very well know that the API always respons into json content and also API body always to json/Content. That the purpose this post very helpfull for that.

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