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PHP Manual :: SimpleXMLElement::addAttribute

SimpleXMLElement || SimpleXMLElement::addChild || PHP Manual

(PHP 5 >= 5.1.3, PHP 7)

SimpleXMLElement::addAttribute Adds an attribute to the SimpleXML element


public void SimpleXMLElement::addAttribute ( string $name [, string $value [, string $namespace ]] )

Adds an attribute to the SimpleXML element.



The name of the attribute to add.


The value of the attribute.


If specified, the namespace to which the attribute belongs.

Return Values

No value is returned.



Listed examples may include example.php, which refers to the XML string found in the first example of the basic usage guide.

Example #1 Add attributes and children to a SimpleXML element


include 'example.php';
$sxe = new SimpleXMLElement($xmlstr);

$movie $sxe->addChild('movie');
$movie->addChild('title''PHP2: More Parser Stories');
$movie->addChild('plot''This is all about the people who make it work.');

$characters $movie->addChild('characters');
$character  $characters->addChild('character');
$character->addChild('name''Mr. Parser');
$character->addChild('actor''John Doe');

$rating $movie->addChild('rating''5');


The above example will output something similar to:

<?xml version="1.0" standalone="yes"?>
<movies type="documentary">
  <title>PHP: Behind the Parser</title>
    <name>Ms. Coder</name>
    <actor>Onlivia Actora</actor>
    <name>Mr. Coder</name>
    <actor>El Act&#xD3;r</actor>
   So, this language. It's like, a programming language. Or is it a
   scripting language? All is revealed in this thrilling horror spoof
   of a documentary.
   <line>PHP solves all my web problems</line>
  <rating type="thumbs">7</rating>
  <rating type="stars">5</rating>
  <title>PHP2: More Parser Stories</title>
  <plot>This is all about the people who make it work.</plot>
    <name>Mr. Parser</name>
    <actor>John Doe</actor>
  <rating type="stars">5</rating>

See Also

SimpleXMLElement || SimpleXMLElement::addChild || PHP Manual
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