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Convert a Curl Response String in JSON Array with PHP

Posted by: admin June 30, 2018 Leave a comment


I am using Curl to get a request from an REST API. Here my Code:

    #Curl init
    $ch = curl_init('');
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true);
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, array(
                                                'Content-Type: application/json',
                                                'Connection: Keep-Alive',
                                                'Accept: application/json'
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, 1);
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYHOST, false);

#Username und PW
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_USERPWD, "****:****");

    $post = [];
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POST, 1);
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, $post);
    $response = curl_exec($ch);


When I echo $response this show up (gettype returned string):

HTTP/1.1 200 OK Cache-Control: no-cache,private,no-store,must-revalidate,max-stale=0,post-check=0,pre-check=0 Pragma: no-cache Content-Length: 733 Content-Type: application/json Expires: Wed, 23 May 2018 09:53:48 GMT Server: Microsoft-***** Date: Thu, 24 May 2018 09:53:48 GMT { "error": null, "token": null, "statusVersion": 2, "statusCode": "succeeded", "percentProgress": null, "statusText": null, "result": { "productKey": "************", "productVersion": "", "timestamp": "2018-05-24T09:53:48.2029026Z", "machineName": "******", "configuredInstances": 3, "configuredInstanceHosts": 2, "configuredClientAccessServers": 1, "instanceData": [ { "id": "l_container1", "usedLicenseCount": 912 }, { "id": "l_container2", "usedLicenseCount": 7 }, { "id": "l_container3", "usedLicenseCount": 2 } ] }, "logOutput": null }

So far, so good I think. Now I want to parse the “instanceData”. I think I have to use the json_decode($response, true); to create an array.

$result = json_decode($response, true);
echo $result;

But when I print that per echo, the field is empty.
I don’t get an error, but the site is blank.

Sorry for my english, I hope you can help me.