I have product file in XML format. I just need to read this file and import those data.

I have already use simplexml_load_file(file path) but it will work only small size of file. Is there any other way to read this large XML file ?

  • please check my solution and let me know if any issue. – Aasim Goriya Feb 12 '19 at 5:30

You can try this way :

 namespace Vendor\ModuleName\Model;  
      class ParseXmlClass 
                 * @var \Magento\Framework\Module\Dir\Reader
                protected $moduleDirReader;

                 * @var \Magento\Framework\Xml\Parser
                private $parser;


                public function getValue() 
                    $filePath = $this->moduleDirReader->getModuleDir('etc', 'ModuleName') 
                       . '/yourxml.xml'
                    $parsedArray = $this->parser->load($filePath)->xmlToArray();
                    return $parsedArray['xmlNodeName'];
  • my code is stuck at line : $this->parser->load. i have not getting false or true value in xml object – Camit1dk Feb 8 '18 at 8:56
  • issue only getting while reading large file around 184MB xml file size – Camit1dk Feb 8 '18 at 8:58
  • If you are not getting true and false from code and also there is no error it mean's the script is running , So I would recommend to do following : 1. Increase max execution time and and max post file size , by default it set to 2 MB increase to 512 MB in php.ini 2. If possible increase you server CPU or RAM it will help you for faster execution . Hope solution will work for you . – Shashank Gupta Feb 8 '18 at 9:31
  • Find following value in php.ini post_max_size = 512M upload_max_filesize = 256M memory_limit = 2048M Then run following command sudo service apache2 restart (if you are using apache2) sudo service httpd restart (if you are using nginx) – Shashank Gupta Feb 8 '18 at 9:36

Totally shooting form the hip here, but have you tried PHP's XMLReader or DOMDocument instead of SimpleXML? SimpleXML loads the full document to memory, while the other two do not.

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