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php – Get attributes and values using SimpleXML

Posted by: admin July 12, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

I really don’t understand how to use SimpleXML in PHP.

Here is an exemple of my XML file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<eventlog version="1.1">

<event source="Firewall" timeStamp="1308433939" type="0" deleted="0" bodyLength="218">
<subject>Network access detected</subject>
<action>Allowed</action>
<message>The program c:\xampp\apache\bin\httpd.exe attempted to connect to the Internet. The program used the protocol TCP on port 80.</message>
</event>

</eventlog>

I need to retrieve this:
Source, Timestamp, Subject, Action, Message

I just don’t get it. Can someone please help me with this?

How to&Answers:

This code should work:

$xml = new SimpleXMLElement($xmlString);
$source = $xml->event->attributes()->source;
$timestamp = $xml->event->attributes()->timestamp;
$subject = $xml->event->subject;
$action = $xml->event->action;
$message = $xml->event->message;

… where $xmlString is the string of the xml file.

Read up on how to use simpleXML here.

Hope this helped and good luck!

Answer:

In the interest of teaching you to fish, I’d encourage you to check out the PHP Docs on SimpleXML.

To help get your started though.

  1. Use simplexml_load_file() or simplexml_load_string() to parse your XML
  2. This will return an object – use var_dump() or print_r() to see what it looks like.
  3. Traverse this object to obtain the attributes you want.

Answer:

Try the following:

function time2DatetimeUS($timestamp)
{
  $datetime = date('Y-m-d H:i:s', $timestamp);
  return $datetime;
}

$db = new SQLiteDatabase("AutoAnalysis.sqlite", 0666, $err);

$xml = new SimpleXMLElement($logs_antivirus_local, NULL, TRUE);
foreach ($xml->event as $a) {
    $source    = $a->attributes()->source;
    $timestamp = $a->attributes()->timeStamp;
    $datetime  = time2DatetimeUS("$timestamp");
    $subject   = $a->subject;
    $action    = $a->action;
    $message   = $a->message;
}

$query = "INSERT INTO BitDefender(id, datetime, module, sujet, action, message) 
                VALUES ('', '$datetime', '$source', '$subject', '$action', '$message')";
$results = $db->queryexec($query);
echo "     $datetime     $source  $subject";