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Hi There, 

I'm feeling really dumb but i can't figure out how to get the data from an array that has been converted from xml so I can put it into a table.

I've tried looping through based on simple array code but i just get array to string errors.

my code looks like this

$projects = array();    
    
    
        $xml=simplexml_load_string($response) or die("Error: Cannot create object");
        
    foreach($xml->Jobs->Job as $item) {
        
    $projects[] = array(
                     'job_no'          => (string)$item->ID,
                     'job_name'        => (string)$item->Name,
                     'job_due'         => (string)$item->DueDate,
                    );


//array_sort_by_column($projects, 'job_due');

print_r($projects); 

print_r just dumps the whole lot on the page. Id like to grab each of those items and put them in a table cell then sort them by the due date etc.  

$job_no ="";
$job_name ="";
$job_due ="";       
        
        
        
        //$item1 = $item->Client->Name;
        //$job_no = "$item->ID";
        //$job_name = "$item->Name";
       // $job_client = "$item1";
        //$job_start = "$item->StartDate";
        //$job_due = "$item->DueDate";
        //$job_status = "$item->State";
        $date = new DateTime($job_due);
        $due_date = $date->format('d-m-Y');
        

    
    echo "<tr>";
    echo "<td><a href='managejob.php?job_id=$job_no'><strong>$job_no</strong></td>";
    echo "<td>$job_name</a></td>";
    echo "<td>$job_priority</td>";
    echo "<td>$job_status_1</td>";
    echo "<td>$job_status_2</td>";
    echo "<td>$job_status_3</td>";
    echo "<td>$job_status_4</td>";
    echo "<td>$job_status_5</td>";
    echo "<td>$job_status_6</td>";
    echo "<td>$job_status_7</td>";
    echo "<td>$due_date</td>";
    echo "</tr>";
    } 
}

Any help on this would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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With an array of data like the one you described

$projects = [     [  'job_no'          => '101',
                     'job_name'        => 'Job 101',
                     'job_due'         => '2019-08-15'
                     ],
                  [  'job_no'          => '102',
                     'job_name'        => 'Job 102',
                     'job_due'         => '2019-07-31'
                     ],
                  [  'job_no'          => '103',
                     'job_name'        => 'Job 103',
                     'job_due'         => '2019-08-31'
                     ],
                  [  'job_no'          => '104',
                     'job_name'        => 'Job 104',
                     'job_due'         => '2019-07-29'
                     ],
                  [  'job_no'          => '105',
                     'job_name'        => 'Job 105',
                     'job_due'         => '2019-08-15'
                     ]
            ];

First sort the array with a custom sort function comparing the due dates

usort($projects, function($a,$b) { return $a['job_due'] <=> $b['job_due']; } );

then you can loop through the array elements outputting each in its own row

echo "<table style='width:500px;' >
        <tr>
            <td>Job No</td><td>Name</td><td>Date Due</td>
        </tr>\n";

foreach ($projects as $proj) {
    $formatted = date('d/m/Y', strtotime($proj['job_due']));
    echo "<tr><td>{$proj['job_no']}</td><td>{$proj['job_name']}</td><td>$formatted</td></tr>\n";
}
echo "</table>\n";

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