class Serializer implements SerializerInterface, NormalizerInterface, DenormalizerInterface, EncoderInterface, DecoderInterface

Serializer serializes and deserializes data

objects are turned into arrays by normalizers arrays are turned into various output formats by encoders

$serializer->serialize($obj, 'xml') $serializer->decode($data, 'xml') $serializer->denormalize($data, 'Class', 'xml')

Methods

__construct(array $normalizers = array(), array $encoders = array())

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string
serialize(mixed $data, string $format, array $context = array())

Serializes data in the appropriate format

object
deserialize(mixed $data, string $type, string $format, array $context = array())

Deserializes data into the given type.

array|scalar
normalize($data, string $format = null, array $context = array())

Normalizes an object into a set of arrays/scalars

object
denormalize(mixed $data, $type, string $format = null, array $context = array())

Denormalizes data back into an object of the given class

Boolean
supportsNormalization(mixed $data, string $format = null)

Checks whether the given class is supported for normalization by this normalizer

Boolean
supportsDenormalization(mixed $data, string $type, string $format = null)

Checks whether the given class is supported for denormalization by this normalizer

scalar
encode(mixed $data, string $format, array $context = array())

Encodes data into the given format

mixed
decode(scalar $data, string $format, array $context = array())

Decodes a string into PHP data.

Boolean
supportsEncoding(string $format)

Checks whether the serializer can encode to given format

Boolean
supportsDecoding(string $format)

Checks whether the deserializer can decode from given format.

Details

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__construct(array $normalizers = array(), array $encoders = array())

Parameters

array $normalizers
array $encoders

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final string serialize(mixed $data, string $format, array $context = array())

Serializes data in the appropriate format

Parameters

mixed $data any data
string $format format name
array $context options normalizers/encoders have access to

Return Value

string

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final object deserialize(mixed $data, string $type, string $format, array $context = array())

Deserializes data into the given type.

Parameters

mixed $data
string $type
string $format
array $context

Return Value

object

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array|scalar normalize($data, string $format = null, array $context = array())

Normalizes an object into a set of arrays/scalars

Parameters

$data
string $format format the normalization result will be encoded as
array $context Context options for the normalizer

Return Value

array|scalar

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object denormalize(mixed $data, $type, string $format = null, array $context = array())

Denormalizes data back into an object of the given class

Parameters

mixed $data data to restore
$type
string $format format the given data was extracted from
array $context options available to the denormalizer

Return Value

object

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Boolean supportsNormalization(mixed $data, string $format = null)

Checks whether the given class is supported for normalization by this normalizer

Parameters

mixed $data Data to normalize.
string $format The format being (de-)serialized from or into.

Return Value

Boolean

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Boolean supportsDenormalization(mixed $data, string $type, string $format = null)

Checks whether the given class is supported for denormalization by this normalizer

Parameters

mixed $data Data to denormalize from.
string $type The class to which the data should be denormalized.
string $format The format being deserialized from.

Return Value

Boolean

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final scalar encode(mixed $data, string $format, array $context = array())

Encodes data into the given format

Parameters

mixed $data Data to encode
string $format Format name
array $context options that normalizers/encoders have access to.

Return Value

scalar

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final mixed decode(scalar $data, string $format, array $context = array())

Decodes a string into PHP data.

Parameters

scalar $data Data to decode
string $format Format name
array $context options that decoders have access to.

The format parameter specifies which format the data is in; valid values depend on the specific implementation. Authors implementing this interface are encouraged to document which formats they support in a non-inherited phpdoc comment.

Return Value

mixed

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Boolean supportsEncoding(string $format)

Checks whether the serializer can encode to given format

Parameters

string $format format name

Return Value

Boolean

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Boolean supportsDecoding(string $format)

Checks whether the deserializer can decode from given format.

Parameters

string $format format name

Return Value

Boolean