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dbase_get_header_info

(PHP 5)

dbase_get_header_infoGets the header info of a database

Description

array dbase_get_header_info ( int $dbase_identifier )

Returns information on the column structure of the given database link identifier.

Parameters

dbase_identifier

The database link identifier, returned by dbase_open() or dbase_create().

Return Values

An indexed array with an entry for each column in the database. The array index starts at 0.

Each array element contains an associative array of column information, as described here:

name
The name of the column
type
The human-readable name for the dbase type of the column (i.e. date, boolean, etc.)
length
The number of bytes this column can hold
precision
The number of digits of decimal precision for the column
format
A suggested printf() format specifier for the column
offset
The byte offset of the column from the start of the row

If the database header information cannot be read, FALSE is returned.

Examples

Example #1 Showing header information for a dBase database file

<?php
// Path to dbase file
$db_path "/tmp/test.dbf";

// Open dbase file
$dbh dbase_open($db_path0)
  or die(
"Error! Could not open dbase database file '$db_path'.");

// Get column information
$column_info dbase_get_header_info($dbh);

// Display information
print_r($column_info);
?>

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