I’m trying to parse some xml by using simplexml_load_file, do I need a simpleXML extension for Yii to do this?

SimpleXML is a PHP extension, you don’t need anything else to parse xml files, even Yii… :)

That’s what I thought, I’m getting this error now though, any ideas?

I/O warning : failed to load external entity "questions.xml"

here’s my code

$file= "questions.xml";

       $xml = simplexml_load_file($file); 

       return $xml;

Sorry, I have to move the topic to "General PHP Topics" now.

Is that the full path to the file?

Yes, it’s full path file.