How to load a php file into a variable in php?

The file_get_contents() or include() reads a file into a variable. This function is the preferred way to read the contents of a file into a variable. It will use memory mapping techniques, if this is supported by the server, to enhance performance.

1. Code:

//$data = file_get_contents("D:\soltuts.php");
$filePath = "D:\soltuts.php";
$data = include $filePath;

2. Example:


File: soltuts.php 
return array(
  'SOL' => '',
  'SNIP' => 'Snipcode'


Array ( [SOL] => [SNIP] => Snipcode )