PHP 5 < 5.3.0, dbase 5, dbase 7
dbase_create - Creates a database
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dbase_create( string$path, array$fields, [int$type = DBASE_TYPE_DBASE] ): resource

dbase_create creates a dBase database with the given definition. If the file already exists, it is not truncated. dbase_pack can be called to force truncation.


This function is affected by open_basedir.



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


An array of arrays, each array describing the format of one field of the database. Each field consists of a name, a character indicating the field type, and optionally, a length, a precision and a nullable flag. The supported field types are listed in the introduction section.


The fieldnames are limited in length and must not exceed 10 chars.


The type of database to be created. Either DBASE_TYPE_DBASE or DBASE_TYPE_FOXPRO.

Return Values

Returns a database resource if the database is successfully created, or false if an error occurred.


Version Description
dbase 7.0.0 The type parameter has been added.
dbase 7.0.0 The return value is now a resource instead of an int.

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