How to convert PHP multidimensional associative array to API http query in the format the API specifies?

I have the following array

$folder_data = array(
    "title" => "Testing API Creation",
    "description" => "Testing the Wrike API by creating this folder.",
    "project" => array(
        "status" => "OnHold",
        "startDate" => "2022-05-19",
        "endDate" => "2022-06-19",
        "contractType" => "Billable",
        "budget" => 100
    )
);

When I run it through http_build_query(), it gives me this (urldecode() used for clarity):

title=Testing API Creation&description=Testing the Wrike API by creating this folder.&project[status]=OnHold&project[startDate]=2022-05-19&project[endDate]=2022-06-19&project[contractType]=Billable&project[budget]=100

The API throws an error saying that project[status] is an invalid parameter
The API docs give this within the curl example. You can see that the data for "project" is grouped:

title=Test folder&description=Test description&project={"ownerIds":["KUFK5PMF"],"startDate":"2021-10-19","endDate":"2021-10-26","contractType":"Billable","budget":100}

They’re nesting the query into objects, I guess? How would I go about doing that with my PHP array?
I tried a recursive function someone had done, but it didn’t give me what it’s looking for either.

Any help is appreciated! Thanks!

>Solution :

The project parameter is JSON in their example, so use json_encode() to create that.

$folder_data = array(
    "title" => "Testing API Creation",
    "description" => "Testing the Wrike API by creating this folder.",
    "project" => json_encode(array(
        "status" => "OnHold",
        "startDate" => "2022-05-19",
        "endDate" => "2022-06-19",
        "contractType" => "Billable",
        "budget" => 100
    ))
);

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