How to use json header php?

Asked : Nov 17

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I have page one with the name (page1.php). I want to get data from page2.php in JSON.

How I can do this on page2.php to return JSON.

Another thing that could help me if answered, lately I've been retrieving JSON from a resource (external URL) with cURL and I had to put this header (Content-type:application/json) in the request. 

Did I send this header to the external resource so that I can deal with the returned JSON?

thanks

php json 

Nov 17

2 Answers

Its quite simple to do. Just add the header in page 'Content-Type: application/json'

Example : 

header('Content-Type: application/json');
$data = array (
  array("Volvo",22,18),
  array("BMW",15,13),
  array("Saab",5,2),
  array("Land Rover",17,15)
);
echo json_encode($data);

answered Dec 02


Whenever you are trying to return JSON response for API or else make sure you have proper headers and also make sure you return valid JSON data.

Here is the sample script which helps you to return JSON responses from PHP array or from JSON file.

PHP Script (Code):

<?php

// Set required headers
header('Content-Type: application/json; charset=utf-8');
header('Access-Control-Allow-Origin: *');

/**
 * Example: First
 *
 * Get JSON data from JSON file and retun as JSON response
 */

// Get JSON data from JSON file
$json = file_get_contents('response.json');

// Output, response
echo $json;

/** =. =.=. =.=. =.=. =.=. =.=. =.=. =.=. =.=. =.=. =.  */

/**
 * Example: Second
 *
 * Build JSON data from PHP array and retun as JSON response
 */

// Or build JSON data from array (PHP)
$json_var = [
  'hashtag' => 'HealthMatters',
  'id' => '072b3d65-9168-49fd-a1c1-a4700fc017e0',
  'sentiment' => [
    'negative' => 44,
    'positive' => 56,
  ],
  'total' => '3400',
  'users' => [
    [
      'profile_image_url' => 'http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1285770264/PGP_normal.jpg',
      'screen_name' => 'rayalrumbel',
      'text' => 'Tweet (A), #HealthMatters because life is cool :) We love this life and want to spend more.',
      'timestamp' => '{{$timestamp}}',
    ],
    [
      'profile_image_url' => 'http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1285770264/PGP_normal.jpg',
      'screen_name' => 'mikedingdong',
      'text' => 'Tweet (B), #HealthMatters because life is cool :) We love this life and want to spend more.',
      'timestamp' => '{{$timestamp}}',
    ],
    [
      'profile_image_url' => 'http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1285770264/PGP_normal.jpg',
      'screen_name' => 'ScottMili',
      'text' => 'Tweet (C), #HealthMatters because life is cool :) We love this life and want to spend more.',
      'timestamp' => '{{$timestamp}}',
    ],
    [
      'profile_image_url' => 'http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1285770264/PGP_normal.jpg',
      'screen_name' => 'yogibawa',
      'text' => 'Tweet (D), #HealthMatters because life is cool :) We love this life and want to spend more.',
      'timestamp' => '{{$timestamp}}',
    ],
  ],
];

// Output, response
echo json_encode($json_var);

JSON File (JSON DATA):

{
    "hashtag": "HealthMatters", 
    "id": "072b3d65-9168-49fd-a1c1-a4700fc017e0", 
    "sentiment": {
        "negative": 44, 
        "positive": 56
    }, 
    "total": "3400", 
    "users": [
        {
            "profile_image_url": "http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1285770264/PGP_normal.jpg", 
            "screen_name": "rayalrumbel", 
            "text": "Tweet (A), #HealthMatters because life is cool :) We love this life and want to spend more.", 
            "timestamp": "{{$timestamp}}"
        }, 
        {
            "profile_image_url": "http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1285770264/PGP_normal.jpg", 
            "screen_name": "mikedingdong", 
            "text": "Tweet (B), #HealthMatters because life is cool :) We love this life and want to spend more.", 
            "timestamp": "{{$timestamp}}"
        }, 
        {
            "profile_image_url": "http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1285770264/PGP_normal.jpg", 
            "screen_name": "ScottMili", 
            "text": "Tweet (C), #HealthMatters because life is cool :) We love this life and want to spend more.", 
            "timestamp": "{{$timestamp}}"
        }, 
        {
            "profile_image_url": "http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1285770264/PGP_normal.jpg", 
            "screen_name": "yogibawa", 
            "text": "Tweet (D), #HealthMatters because life is cool :) We love this life and want to spend more.", 
            "timestamp": "{{$timestamp}}"
        }
    ]
}

answered Dec 30


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