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json_decode

Decodes a JSON string (PHP 5 >= 5.2.0, PECL json:1.2.0-1.2.1)
mixed json_decode ( string json [, bool assoc] )

Takes a JSON encoded string and converts it into a PHP variable.

Parameters

json

The json string being decoded.

assoc

When TRUE, returned objects will be converted into associative arrays.

Return Values

Returns an object or if the optional assoc parameter is TRUE, an associative array is instead returned.

Examples

Example 1098. json_decode() examples

<?php
$json
= '{"a":1,"b":2,"c":3,"d":4,"e":5}';

var_dump(json_decode($json));
var_dump(json_decode($json, true));

?>

The above example will output:

object(stdClass)#1 (5) {
   ["a"] => int(1)
   ["b"] => int(2)
   ["c"] => int(3)
   ["d"] => int(4)
   ["e"] => int(5)
}

array(5) {
   ["a"] => int(1)
   ["b"] => int(2)
   ["c"] => int(3)
   ["d"] => int(4)
   ["e"] => int(5)
}


Notes

Caution:

This function will return false if the JSON encoded data is deeper than 127 elements.

ChangeLog

VersionDescription
5.2.3The nesting limit was increased from 20 to 128