PHP | SimpleXMLIterator getChildren() Function

The SimpleXMLIterator::getChildren() function is an inbuilt function in PHP which is used to return the SimpleXMLIterator object containing sub-elements of the current element.

Syntax:

SimpleXMLIterator SimpleXMLIterator::getChildren( void )

Parameters: This function does not accepts any parameters.



Return Value: This function returns the SimpleXMLIterator object containing the sub-elements of the current element.

Below program illustrates the SimpleXMLIterator::getChildren() function in PHP:

Program:

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<?php
  
// Store the xml element to variable
$xml = <<<XML
    <organization>
        <name>GeeksforGeeks</name>
        <address>Noida India</address>
        <contact>
            <email>abc@geeksforgeeks.org</email>
            <mobile>+91-987654321</mobile>
        </contact>
    </organization>
XML;
  
$xmlIt = new SimpleXMLIterator($xml);
  
// Loop starts from first element of xml and 
// run upto when elements are not valid
for( $xmlIt->rewind(); $xmlIt->valid(); $xmlIt->next() ) {
      
    foreach($xmlIt->getChildren() as $element => $content) {
        echo "The content of '$element' element is '$content'" . "\n";
    }
}
  
?>

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Output:

The content of 'email' element is 'abc@geeksforgeeks.org'
The content of 'mobile' element is '+91-987654321'

Reference: https://www.php.net/manual/en/simplexmliterator.getchildren.php



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