(PHP 3>= 3.0.8, PHP 4 >= 4.0.0)

fgetcsv -- Gets line from file pointer and parse for CSV fields


array fgetcsv ( int fp, int length [, string delimiter])

Similar to fgets() except that fgetcsv() parses the line it reads for fields in CSV format and returns an array containing the fields read. The field delimiter is a comma, unless you specify another delimiter with the optional third parameter.

Fp must be a valid file pointer to a file successfully opened by fopen(), popen(), or fsockopen()

Length must be greater than the longest line to be found in the CSV file (allowing for trailing line-end characters).

fgetcsv() returns FALSE on error, including end of file.

Note: A blank line in a CSV file will be returned as an array comprising a single NULL field, and will not be treated as an error.

Example 1. fgetcsv() example - Read and print entire contents of a CSV file

$row = 1;
$fp = fopen ("test.csv","r");
while ($data = fgetcsv ($fp, 1000, ",")) {
    $num = count ($data);
    print "<p> $num fields in line $row: <br>";
    for ($c=0; $c < $num; $c++) {
        print $data[$c] . "<br>";
fclose ($fp);