How to convert an array to object in PHP?


Question

How can i convert an array like this to object?

    [128] => Array
        (
            [status] => Figure A.
 Facebook's horizontal scrollbars showing up on a 1024x768 screen resolution.
        )

    [129] => Array
        (
            [status] => The other day at work, I had some spare time
        )

)
1
314
1/6/2016 10:00:08 AM

Accepted Answer

This one worked for me

  function array_to_obj($array, &$obj)
  {
    foreach ($array as $key => $value)
    {
      if (is_array($value))
      {
      $obj->$key = new stdClass();
      array_to_obj($value, $obj->$key);
      }
      else
      {
        $obj->$key = $value;
      }
    }
  return $obj;
  }

function arrayToObject($array)
{
 $object= new stdClass();
 return array_to_obj($array,$object);
}

usage :

$myobject = arrayToObject($array);
print_r($myobject);

returns :

    [127] => stdClass Object
        (
            [status] => Have you ever created a really great looking website design
        )

    [128] => stdClass Object
        (
            [status] => Figure A.
 Facebook's horizontal scrollbars showing up on a 1024x768 screen resolution.
        )

    [129] => stdClass Object
        (
            [status] => The other day at work, I had some spare time
        )

like usual you can loop it like:

foreach($myobject as $obj)
{
  echo $obj->status;
}
15
12/8/2009 8:18:00 PM

In the simplest case, it's probably sufficient to "cast" the array as an object:

$object = (object) $array;

Another option would be to instantiate a standard class as a variable, and loop through your array while re-assigning the values:

$object = new stdClass();
foreach ($array as $key => $value)
{
    $object->$key = $value;
}

As Edson Medina pointed out, a really clean solution is to use the built-in json_ functions:

$object = json_decode(json_encode($array), FALSE);

This also (recursively) converts all of your sub arrays into objects, which you may or may not want. Unfortunately it has a 2-3x performance hit over the looping approach.

Warning! (thanks to Ultra for the comment):

json_decode on different enviroments converts UTF-8 data in different ways. I end up getting on of values '240.00' locally and '240' on production - massive dissaster. Morover if conversion fails string get's returned as NULL


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