How to remove a child with a specific attribute in SimpleXML for PHP

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I have several identical elements with different attributes that I'm accessing with SimpleXML:

<data>
    <seg id="A1"/>
    <seg id="A5"/>
    <seg id="A12"/>
    <seg id="A29"/>
    <seg id="A30"/>
</data>

I need to remove a specific seg element, with an id of "A12", how can I do this? I've tried looping through the seg elements and unsetting the specific one, but this doesn't work, the elements remain.

foreach($doc->seg as $seg)
{
    if($seg['id'] == 'A12')
    {
        unset($seg);
    }
}
Nov 5, 2020 in PHP by kartik
• 37,520 points
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1 answer to this question.

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Hii,

Just unset the node:

$str = <<<STR
<a>
  <b>
    <c>
    </c>
  </b>
</a>
STR;

$xml = simplexml_load_string($str);
unset($xml –> a –> b –> c); // this would remove node c
echo $xml –> asXML(); // xml document string without node c

Hope it helps!!

Thank You!!

answered Nov 5, 2020 by Niroj
• 82,780 points

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