How to Formats a line as CSV and writes it to an open file in PHP ?

To format a line as CSV and write it to an open file in PHP, you can use the fputcsv() function. This function formats a line as CSV and writes it to an open file pointer. Here's an example:

// Open the file for writing
$file = fopen('data.csv', 'w');

// Write the header row
$header = ['Name', 'Email', 'Phone'];
fputcsv($file, $header);

// Write the data rows
$data = [
    ['John Doe', '[email protected]', '555-1234'],
    ['Jane Smith', '[email protected]', '555-5678'],
    ['Bob Johnson', '[email protected]', '555-9012'],
foreach ($data as $row) {
    fputcsv($file, $row);

// Close the file

In this example, we first open a file called data.csv for writing. We then write the header row as an array using fputcsv(). Next, we loop through an array of data rows and write each row to the file using fputcsv(). Finally, we close the file using fclose().

The resulting data.csv file will look like this:

John Doe,[email protected],555-1234
Jane Smith,[email protected],555-5678
Bob Johnson,[email protected],555-9012

Note that fputcsv() automatically adds the necessary commas and quotes to format the data as CSV. If any of the data contains commas or quotes, fputcsv() will automatically escape them.

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