PHP 5.4.31 Released

dbase_open

(PHP 4, PHP 5)

dbase_openOpens a database

Description

int dbase_open ( string $filename , int $mode )

dbase_open() opens a dBase database with the given access mode.

Note: When safe mode is enabled, PHP checks whether the files or directories being operated upon have the same UID (owner) as the script that is being executed.

Note:

This function is affected by open_basedir.

Parameters

filename

The name of the database. It can be a relative or absolute path to the file where dBase will store your data.

mode

An integer which correspond to those for the open() system call (Typically 0 means read-only, 1 means write-only, and 2 means read and write).

Note:

You can't open a dBase file in write-only mode as the function will fail to read the headers information and thus you can't use 1 as mode.

Examples

Example #1 Opening a dBase database file

<?php

// open in read-only mode
$db dbase_open('/tmp/test.dbf'0);

if (
$db) {
  
// read some data ..
  
  
dbase_close($db);
}

?>

Return Values

Returns a database link identifier if the database is successfully opened, or FALSE if an error occurred.

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Anonymous
6 years ago
COPY TO tablename.dbf TYPE FOXPLUS
The table is exported like DBase IV version and works fine with php.
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jmertic at ncscredit dot com
12 years ago
If you are wanting to open Foxpro tables using this, make sure they are in the 2.x format or php will not respond. In VFP use the following:

COPY TO tablename.dbf TYPE FOX2X

This is an easy way to bring database info to the web if you have a small foxpro setup.
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