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curl_setopt_array

(PHP 5 >= 5.1.3)

curl_setopt_arraySet multiple options for a cURL transfer

Description

bool curl_setopt_array ( resource $ch , array $options )

Sets multiple options for a cURL session. This function is useful for setting a large amount of cURL options without repetitively calling curl_setopt().

Parameters

ch

A cURL handle returned by curl_init().

options

An array specifying which options to set and their values. The keys should be valid curl_setopt() constants or their integer equivalents.

Return Values

Returns TRUE if all options were successfully set. If an option could not be successfully set, FALSE is immediately returned, ignoring any future options in the options array.

Examples

Example #1 Initializing a new cURL session and fetching a web page

<?php
// create a new cURL resource
$ch curl_init();

// set URL and other appropriate options
$options = array(CURLOPT_URL => 'http://www.example.com/',
                 
CURLOPT_HEADER => false
                
);

curl_setopt_array($ch$options);

// grab URL and pass it to the browser
curl_exec($ch);

// close cURL resource, and free up system resources
curl_close($ch);
?>

Prior to PHP 5.1.3 this function can be simulated with:

Example #2 Our own implementation of curl_setopt_array()

<?php
if (!function_exists('curl_setopt_array')) {
   function 
curl_setopt_array(&$ch$curl_options)
   {
       foreach (
$curl_options as $option => $value) {
           if (!
curl_setopt($ch$option$value)) {
               return 
false;
           } 
       }
       return 
true;
   }
}
?>

Notes

Note:

As with curl_setopt(), passing an array to CURLOPT_POST will encode the data as multipart/form-data, while passing a URL-encoded string will encode the data as application/x-www-form-urlencoded.

See Also

PHP Manual