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Bug #70445 json_encode bug
Submitted: 2015-09-07 10:24 UTC Modified: 2015-09-20 04:22 UTC
From: fedor at support-pc dot org Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: JSON related
PHP Version: 5.6.13 OS: ubuntu and debian
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2015-09-07 10:24 UTC] fedor at support-pc dot org
error to converting array to json
I have a big array, generated by php. Data for array i recive from another server by rest API. Then i use json_encode function and write result to file.
But some of array value cant correct convert by slashing.
example of generated array:
example of generated json:
For example on line 33168 in input.array:
[FatherName] => Yur'evna
string "Yur'evna" convert not correct.
Has no escaping char "'"

Test script:
function object_to_array($obj) {
    if(is_object($obj)) $obj = (array) $obj;
    if(is_array($obj)) {
        $new = array();
        foreach($obj as $key => $val) {
            $new[$key] = object_to_array($val);
    else $new = $obj;
    return $new;
//recive from API a big oject
$rueser = CRunetGateUser::Get($f_UF_RUNET);
//generate array (result in file
$dump['u'.$f_UF_RUNET][] = object_to_array($rueser);
$arr = json_encode($dump);
//in anoter script:
$runetidUesers = json_decode($arr);
//have error on line 33168 in input.array


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 [2015-09-07 10:37 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Feedback
 [2015-09-07 10:37 UTC]
Do you expect to see Yur\'evna? JSON does not need to escape 's.

Do you get an error with json_decode()? What is the error message?
works correctly for me.
 [2015-09-07 10:57 UTC] fedor at support-pc dot org
-Status: Feedback +Status: Open
 [2015-09-07 10:57 UTC] fedor at support-pc dot org
Yes, i expect see Yur\'evna, but i see Yur'evna.
Final error:
PHP Parse error:  syntax error, unexpected 'evna' (T_STRING) in /var/www/html/experts/participants.php on line 2,
 [2015-09-07 11:19 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Feedback
 [2015-09-07 11:19 UTC]
That error message means you were trying to execute something as PHP code. Using json_decode() alone will not cause it.

"//in anoter script:"

Use the code in that script to create a short repro for your problem.


$dump = array("FatherName" => "Yur'evna");
$arr = json_encode($array);

$runetidUesers = json_decode($arr);
// repro code goes here

 [2015-09-20 04:22 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
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