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Parse Gravity Forms CSV Upload to PHP Array WordPress


Been trying at this for awhile, and this is a seemingly simple function, but I am stuck... trying to parse a csv uploaded through a Gravity Forms form into a useable php array. Whenever I try the conventional php functions like fgetcsv() and fopen() etc. the array is empty, so I am clearly missing a step somewhere, but I am not sure what it is. Maybe it needs to be utf8 encoded before handling it?... help is appreciated here

Once I get it into the array, I am fine, just need the csv broken into an array by rows with the column headers as the keys.

The below attempt is using the most popular function from the str_getcsv page on

add_action("gform_post_submission_66", "csv_to_event",10,2);
function csv_to_event($entry, $form){

$csv = $entry[1]; //this returns a url string to the uploaded csv
$array = $fields = array(); $i = 0;
$handle = @fopen($csv, "r");
if ($handle) {
while (($row = fgetcsv($handle, 4096)) !== false) {
if (empty($fields)) {
$fields = $row;
foreach ($row as $k=>$value) {
$array[$i][$k] = $value;
if (!feof($handle)) {
echo "Error: unexpected fgets() fail\n";


Answers (2)


Fahad Murtaza answers:

Can you share your CSV file. Just the headings with a few lines ?

Kyle comments:

Sure, I attached it here