PHP 5 < 5.3.0, dbase 5, dbase 7
dbase_open - Opens a database
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dbase_open( string$path, int$mode ): resource|false

dbase_open opens a dBase database with the given access mode.


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 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).


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.


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

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