* See if we can open a file named fgetcsv.csv in
* read mode, if we can then assign pointer to this
* file to a variable named $handle
* 'r' - Open for reading only; place the file
* pointer at the beginning of the file.
if (($handle = fopen("./assets/actors.csv", "r")) !== FALSE)
* fgetcsv( resource $handle int $length string $delimiter )
* resource $handle
* A valid file pointer to a file successfully opened by fopen(),
* popen(), or fsockopen().
* int $length
* Must be greater than the longest line (in characters) to be
* found in the CSV file (allowing for trailing line-end characters).
* It became optional in PHP 5. Omitting this parameter (or setting
* it to 0 in PHP 5.0.4 and later) the maximum line length is not
* limited, which is slightly slower.
* string $delimiter
* Set the field delimiter (one character only).
* RETURN VALUES
* Returns an indexed array containing the fields read.
* 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.
* Note: If PHP is not properly recognizing the line endings when
* reading files either on or created by a Macintosh computer,
* enabling the auto_detect_line_endings run-time configuration
* option may help resolve the problem.
* fgetcsv() returns NULL if an invalid handle is supplied or FALSE
* on other errors, and when the end of file has been reached.
$length = 1000;
$delimiter = ",";
* Print the opening table tag to begin buiding HTML table
* and the first row of the table; with column names
echo "<td> </td><td width='90px'><b>Name</b></td><td><b>Surname</b></td>";
* Loop through the array of values returned by fgetcsv until there are
* no more lines (indicated by FALSE)
while ( ( $data = fgetcsv( $handle, $length, $delimiter ) ) !== FALSE )
// Count number of array elements in $data
$num = count($data);
// Print opening table row HTML tag
echo "<td width='90px'><button onclick='myApproach();'>Approach</button></td>\n";
* Loop through the $data array and output each element
* wrapped by opening and closing table data HTML tags
for ($c=0; $c < $num; $c++)