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Writing form variables to a file

Posted by Anji (Anji), 18 July 2002
I have a form that writes to a .csv file but I now want it to be separated by tabs.  Does anyone know what syntax should use to separate with tabs?


Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 18 July 2002
I would suggest that you join up each line using the implode function (the answer to most PHP questions often includes the phrase "there's a function to do that" ).  Use \t for the tab . for example:

$array = array('lastname', 'email', 'phone');
$together = implode("\t", $array);
fputs ($fp, $together);

Should do the trick ... if you happen to have embedded double quotes or tabs within any of the fields, then you may need to do something a bit more complex; please post a followup if this is the case, and I'll extend the answer


P.S. Note the double quotes around the \t

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