PHP 7.1.0 Release Candidate 4 Released


(PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7)

dbase_get_record Gets a record from a database as an indexed array


array dbase_get_record ( int $dbase_identifier , int $record_number )

Gets a record from a database as an indexed array.



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


The index of the record.

Return Values

An indexed array with the record. This array will also include an associative key named deleted which is set to 1 if the record has been marked for deletion (see dbase_delete_record()).

Each field is converted to the appropriate PHP type, except:

  • Dates are left as strings.
  • Integers that would have caused an overflow (> 32 bits) are returned as strings.

On error, dbase_get_record() will return FALSE.

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webtestjira at nospam dot mytrashmail dot com
9 years ago
Nowhere in the documentaiont explains that if the entire DBF file is lacking a record for one whole column, you will not get a blank entry in your result from dbase_get_record().  You must use dbase_get_record_with_names(), it is the only safe way to read dbase files in PHP 4.

For example, if you have a dbase file with 12 columns, but 3 of them contain no data in any record, then your array returned from dbase_get_record() will only have 9 sequential array keys and values, leaving you no way to figure out which are the missing columns.
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