tridcatij / Laravel-ASCII-Table by antonwise

This package convert multi-dimensional arrays into ASCII tables.
Package Data
Maintainer Username: antonwise
Maintainer Contact: (Anton Zverev)
Package Create Date: 2017-08-30
Package Last Update: 2017-08-30
Language: PHP
License: Unknown
Last Refreshed: 2020-08-09 15:14:13
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This package convert multi-dimensional arrays into ASCII tables

Based on this repo

This class will convert multi-dimensional arrays into ASCII Tabled, and vise-versa.


You can install this package via composer using this command:

composer require tridcatij/asciitables:dev-master --prefer-source

Add the service provider to your config/app.php file within the providers key:

// ...
'providers' => [
     * Package Service Providers...

// ...

And facade:

// ...
'aliases' => [
     * Class Aliases...

    'Asciitable' => Tridcatij\Asciitables\AsciitableFacade::class,
// ...


Add Asciitable facade to your controller. You can then call one of three functions:

  • make_table($array,[$title],[$return]) will make a table with the multi-dimensional $array passed. Additionally you can specify an optional $title that will be centered on a line above the table. The $return variable gives you 3 options; True will return the table as an array, False will output the array directly, and a String will attempt to save the array in a text file with the given name/location and will return true/false upon completlion. If false the error message will be logged to the $error class variable.
  • break_table($table) Takes an table or a filename that containing a text file output from make_table() and will return a multi-dimensional array similar to the one that you would have given it make_table() to create it.
  • scrape_table($table,$key,[$value]) will take a table or link to a file containing a table as break_table() does but will only return they key/value pairs you request. If you do not include the value it will use the key as the value and return it in a numeric array. It should be noted that if you use both key and value that muliple keys will overrite eachother and the returning array will only contain the last one in the table.


use Asciitable;

$data = [
    ['id' => 1, 'name' => 'Tom', 'status' => 'active'],
    ['id' => 2, 'name' => 'Nick', 'status' => 'disabled'],
    ['id' => 3, 'name' => 'Peter', 'status' => 'active'],

$table = Asciitable::make_table($data, 'Users', true);

echo "<pre>$table</pre>";



| id | name  | status   |
| 1  | Tom   | active   |
| 2  | Nick  | disabled |
| 3  | Peter | active   |

Array ( [Tom] => active [Nick] => disabled [Peter] => active )