Convert XML to json and then a PHP array

(you go via json even if you just want the PHP array)

    //Make sure simplexml is installed (it should be there by default with php, but it seems to be omitted in some installs.
    if (!function_exists('simplexml_load_file'))
      die('Server config issue - simpleXML functions are not available.');    //You can install this on ubuntu using: sudo apt-get install php-xml
    $RequestXml = "<RootElement><FieldName1>1</FieldName1><FieldName2>123</FieldName2></RootElement>";
    $xml = simplexml_load_string($RequestXml, "SimpleXMLElement", LIBXML_NOCDATA);
    $json = json_encode($xml);
    $RequestArray = json_decode($json, TRUE);
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