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PHP: Getting data out of an xml-file and write it to SQL-database

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I have a XML-file with the following structure:

<field name="id">12</field>
<field name="car">VW</field>
<field name="year">1992</field>
<field name="type">4x4</field>
<field name="fuel">Gas</field>

Offcourse with multipe <row>'s.
Now I have to write a PHP-script that gets the id, car, and type out of this structure and assigns it to a variable so i can put this in sql-database table (carid, carname, type).

I allready found a way to show the data I want on the screen, I just cant figure out how i get it in the database.

This is how I print the selected data on a screen:

    $mblist  = '';
    $flag    = false;
$type = 0;
$hgid = array();
$normid= array();
$perc_code = array();

    function openElement($parser, $element, $attributes) {
        global $flag;
        if (($element == 'field') && ($attributes['name'] == 'id'))
$flag = true;
$type = 1;
if (($element == 'field') && ($attributes['name'] == 'car'))
$flag = true;
$type = 2;
if (($element == 'field') && ($attributes['name'] == 'type'))
$flag = true;
$type = 3;

    function closeElement($parser, $element) {
        global $flag;
        $flag = false;

    function characterData($parser, $data) {
        global $flag,$mblist;
        if ($flag)  $mblist[] = $data;

    $parser = xml_parser_create();

    xml_parser_set_option($parser, XML_OPTION_CASE_FOLDING, false);
    xml_set_element_handler($parser, "openElement", "closeElement");
    xml_set_character_data_handler($parser, "characterData");

    $document = file_get_contents("lassi.xml");
    xml_parse($parser, $document);


    foreach ($mblist as $value) {
        echo $value.'<br/>';


I'd realy like some actual help with the scripting and not so much a link to a site or anything, because I've been trying to do this for 2days now and I think I've read every possible site about it, but just dont find how to do it  :(

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