Laravel 10 Read JSON File Example Tutorial

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Interacting with JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) data has become an essential aspect of constructing dynamic and data-driven applications in the present era of web development. Laravel 10, a sophisticated PHP framework, gives developers the tools they need to read and handle JSON files, allowing them to take advantage of the richness of JSON data in their applications.

This tutorial will walk you through a detailed example of reading JSON files in Laravel 10. We’ll look at loading JSON data from files, parsing it, and integrating it into your application logic.

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Let’s get started.

Laravel Installation

Open terminal and run this command to create a laravel project.

composer create-project laravel/laravel myblog

It will create a project folder with name myblog inside your local system.

To start the development server of laravel –

php artisan serve

URL: http://127.0.0.1:8000

Assuming laravel already installed inside your system.

Prepare JSON Data

Consider a .json file in application. We have a employees.json inside /storage folder.

Here, are the data of that file.

{
    "error":0,
    "msg":"data found",
    "data":[
       {
          "id":1,
          "username":"ebahringer",
          "name":"Braulio Luettgen",
          "email":"kaela.turner@example.net",
          "gender":"Female",
          "designation":"Mean Stack Developer",
          "phone_number":"781.322.7616",
          "complete_address":"298 Edythe Harbors Suite 697\nLake Mathiasburgh, MN 28564-6386"
       },
       {
          "id":2,
          "username":"moore.samanta",
          "name":"Christian Kessler",
          "email":"summer.koepp@example.com",
          "gender":"Male",
          "designation":"Freelancer",
          "phone_number":"509-549-9565",
          "complete_address":"8947 Howell Mountains\nSouth Kavon, VT 89670-8443"
       }
    ]
 }

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You can place this .json file either in /storage folder or /public folder as per your need.

Setup Application Controller

Open project into terminal and run this artisan command.

$ php artisan make:controller SiteController

It will create a file SiteController.php inside /app/Http/Controllers folder.

Assuming /storage folder.

Open SiteController.php and write this complete code into it.

<?php

namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;

class SiteController extends Controller
{
    public function index()
    {
        $employees = json_decode(
            file_get_contents(storage_path("employees.json")), 
            true
        );

        echo "<pre>";
        print_r($employees);
    }
}

Concept

Line storage_path(“employees.json”) returns the path of file from /storage folder.

$employees = json_decode(
   file_get_contents(storage_path("employees.json")), 
   true
);

Additionally, if you have your file placed inside /public folder then you will update this code as:

$employees = json_decode(
   file_get_contents(public_path("employees.json")), 
   true
);

Create Route

Open web.php from /routes folder. Add this route into it.

//...

use App\Http\Controllers\SiteController;

Route::get("data", [SiteController::class, "index"]);

//...

Application Testing

Run this command into project terminal to start development server,

php artisan serve

URL: http://127.0.0.1:8000/data

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You can save these data set to your database table as well.

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