How to load a json file in php code to prepare it for HTTP POST?

I have a .json file on disk. I would like to load it on my php code so that i can make an HTTP POST request with it.

I have done exactly the same with XML like this :

$file = 'http://localhost/myServer/test.xml';
$xml_builder = simplexml_load_file($file))

Then i use the $xml_builder variable to send the XML with CURL.

How can i do exactly the same with JSON ?


I think you need to do something like:

$variable = file_get_contents('');
$decoded = json_decode($variable);

You need to decode it because you are getting it as a string in the $variable and then use it as you want

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