PHP CSV To Array With Header

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Loading CSV files into an array is something that comes up more times than I’d like to admit. Scrubbing mailing lists, loading flat files to a database and various other use cases are out there and fortunately, PHP makes it easy to to do.

There are a few ways to load files but the preferred method when you are uncertain what the format of the file will be would be to open a file pointer and use fgetcsv() to grab each line. The reason for this is because CSV fields can have line breaks in them which would make explode() bork the data.

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