phparrayshtml-tablehtml-parsingtranspose

Convert HTML table data into transposed 2d array


I need to scrape the data from an HTML table and orientate the columnar data as rows of a 2d array.

My code does not display the correct structure.

HTML Table:

<html>
<head>
</head>
<body>
<table>
<tbody>
    <tr>
        <td>header</td>
        <td>header</td>
    <td>header</td>
</tr>
<tr>
    <td>content</td>
    <td>content</td>
    <td>content</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>test</td>
<td>test</td>
<td>test</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
</body>
</html>

PHP CODE:

$DOM = new \DOMDocument();
$DOM->loadHTML($valdat["table"]);
                
$Header = $DOM->getElementsByTagName('tr')->item(0)->getElementsByTagName('td');
$Detail = $DOM->getElementsByTagName('td');
      
//#Get header name of the table
foreach($Header as $NodeHeader) 
{
    $aDataTableHeaderHTML[] = trim($NodeHeader->textContent);
}
//print_r($aDataTableHeaderHTML); die();

//#Get row data/detail table without header name as key
$i = 0;
$j = 0;

foreach($Detail as $sNodeDetail) 
{
    $aDataTableDetailHTML[$j][] = trim($sNodeDetail->textContent);
    $i = $i + 1;
    $j = $i % count($aDataTableHeaderHTML) == 0 ? $j + 1 : $j;
}
//print_r($aDataTableDetailHTML); die();

//#Get row data/detail table with header name as key and outer array index as row number
for($j = 0; $j < count($aDataTableHeaderHTML); $j++)
{
    for($i = 1; $i < count($aDataTableDetailHTML); $i++)
    {

        $aTempData[][$aDataTableHeaderHTML[$j]][] = $aDataTableDetailHTML[$i][$j];
    }
}

$aDataTableDetailHTML = $aTempData;
echo json_encode($aDataTableDetailHTML);

My result:

[{"header":["content"]},{"header":["test"]},{"header":["content"]},{"header":["test"]},{"header":["content"]},{"header":["test"]}]

We need such a result:

[
   ["header","content","test"],
   ["header","content","test"],
   ["header","content","test"]
]

Solution

  • I've changed a lot of the code to (hopefully) simplify it. This works in two stages, the first is to extract the <tr> elements and build up an array of all of the <td> elements in each row - storing the results into $rows.

    Secondly is to tie up the data vertically by looping across the first row and then using array_column() to extract the corresponding data from all of the rows...

    $trList = $DOM->getElementsByTagName("tr");
    $rows = [];
    foreach ( $trList as $tr )  {
        $row = [];
        foreach ( $tr->getElementsByTagName("td") as $td )  {
            $row[] = trim($td->textContent);
        }
        $rows[] = $row;
    }
    
    $aDataTableDetailHTML = [];
    foreach ( $rows[0] as $col => $value )  {
        $aDataTableDetailHTML[] = array_column($rows, $col);
    }
    echo json_encode($aDataTableDetailHTML);
    

    Which with the test data gives...

    [["header","content","test"],["header","content","test"],["header","content","test"]]