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Last updated: Tue, 19 Sep 2006


(PHP 5 >= 5.1.0RC1)

fputcsv --  Format line as CSV and write to file pointer


int fputcsv ( resource handle [, array fields [, string delimiter [, string enclosure]]] )

fputcsv() formats a line (passed as a fields array) as CSV and write it to the specified file handle. Returns the length of the written string, or FALSE on failure.

The optional delimiter parameter sets the field delimiter (one character only). Defaults as a comma: ,.

The optional enclosure parameter sets the field enclosure (one character only) and defaults to a double quotation mark: ".

Example 1. fputcsv() example


$list = array (

$fp = fopen('file.csv', 'w');

foreach ($list as $line) {
    fputcsv($fp, split(',', $line));


Note: If you are having problems with PHP not recognizing the line endings when reading files either on or created by a Macintosh computer, you might want to enable the auto_detect_line_endings run-time configuration option.

See also fgetcsv().

Last updated: Tue, 19 Sep 2006