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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.

See Also

PHP Manual