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filepro

(PHP 4, PHP 5 <= 5.1.6)

fileproRead and verify the map file

Description

bool filepro ( string $directory )

This reads and verifies the map file, storing the field count and info.

No locking is done, so you should avoid modifying your filePro database while it may be opened in PHP.

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.

Parameters

directory

The map directory.

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

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Brian Clark
7 years ago
filepro() is apparently expecting the map file to be lowercase (at least on UNIX-like systems).
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RobNar
11 years ago
Two notes here:

1) PHP does not need a running copy of filepro to read the datafiles.  Just provide it with a directory containing the map file, key file, and the data* file(s) for the table you want to read. Screen files, outfiles, and process files are not used.

2) This function seems to pass back the system error code in brackets [] along with the PHP warning.  A list of error codes can be found in your filepro manual's appendix.
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