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dbase_open

(PHP 5 < 5.3.0, dbase 5, dbase 7)

dbase_openOpens a database

Description

dbase_open ( string $path , int $mode ) : resource|false

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

Note:

This function is affected by open_basedir.

Parameters

path

The path 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.

As of dbase 7.0.0 you can use DBASE_RDONLY and DBASE_RDWR, respectively, to specify the mode.

Return Values

Returns a database resource on success, or FALSE on failure.

Changelog

Version Description
dbase 7.0.0 The return value is now a resource instead of an int.

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);
}

?>

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User Contributed Notes 2 notes

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jmertic at ncscredit dot com
19 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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Anonymous
12 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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