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Parse Json string

Parse Json string

Parse Json string

(OP)
I get the following output from an API call:

$json = file_get_contents($service_url);
the var_dump of $json gives me:

string(308) " [{"Transaction_ID":2805579},{"Transaction_ID":2777876},{"Transaction_ID":2808406}]"

However, var_dump(json_decode($json)) returns a null.

What am I doing wrong?

RE: Parse Json string

Apparently nothing is wrong. However without seeing the code in context its hard to say.

Clearly something is happening between the file_get_contents call and the json_decode call.

So what happens between them?

Heck you could call json_decode on the string you posted and it works fine.

So clearly there's something else going on in the code.

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RE: Parse Json string

Hi

Given the posted JSON string is clearly not 308 characters long as var_dump() claimed, it probably not has much to do with the actual error.

What are the json_last_error() and json_last_error_msg() functions saying after the decoding fails ?

Feherke.
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