[thelist] json_decode

Dan Parry dan at shaded.plus.com
Fri Jun 21 14:17:44 CDT 2013

Hi Bob

Correct me if I'm wrong but you're pulling the data from a database, right? This means the data you're getting is most likely a string. What you need to use is $obj = json_encode($json);

That will convert the string into the object you're expecting. If you still can't get $result try a var_dump() of $obj

I hope I haven't misunderstood or missed anything


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From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Bob Meetin
Sent: 21 June 2013 20:09
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Subject: [thelist] json_decode

This seems simple enough, but it's not working. I have a json string to decode:

$json = {"admin_style":"","admin_language":"","language":"","editor":"jce","helpsite":"","timezone":"America\/Juneau"}; // this is pulled out of a mysql table
$obj = json_decode($json, true);
$result = $obj['0']->timezone; // This should pull the timezone value, yes?

echo "Result: $result<br />";

Of course no result, so I tried quoting the sting with single ticks.

$json = {"admin_style":"","admin_language":"","language":"","editor":"jce","helpsite":"","timezone":"America\/Juneau"};
$json = "'$json'";
$obj = json_decode($json, true);
$result = $obj['0']->timezone;

echo "Result: $result<br />";

Also tried: $result = $obj[0]->timezone; // without ticks

Still no result. What am I missing?


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