Parsing a Data StructureΒΆ

You can convert a Data Structure XML document into a PHP array by using the function \TYPO3\CMS\Core\Utility\GeneralUtility::xml2array(). The reverse transformation is achieved using \TYPO3\CMS\Core\Utility\GeneralUtility::array2xml_cs().

If the Data Structure uses referenced sheets, for example

<T3DataStructure>
  <sheets>
        <sDEF>fileadmin/sheets/default_sheet.xml</sDEF>
    <s_welcome>fileadmin/sheets/welcome_sheet.xml</s_welcome>
  </sheets>
</T3DataStructure>

additional operations must be performed to resolve the sheets content:

$treeDat = \TYPO3\CMS\Core\Utility\GeneralUtility::xml2array($inputCode);
$treeDat = \TYPO3\CMS\Core\Utility\GeneralUtility::resolveAllSheetsInDS($treeDat);