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dbase_pack

(PHP 5 < 5.3.0, dbase 5, dbase 7)

dbase_packPacks a database

Description

bool dbase_pack ( resource $dbase_identifier )

Packs the specified database by permanently deleting all records marked for deletion using dbase_delete_record(). Note that the file will be truncated after successful packing (contrary to dBASE III's PACK command).

Parameters

dbase_identifier

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

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

Changelog

Version Description
dbase 7.0.0 dbase_identifier is now a resource instead of an int.

Examples

Example #1 Emptying a dBase database

<?php

// open in read-write mode
$db dbase_open('/tmp/test.dbf'2);

if (
$db) {
  
$record_numbers dbase_numrecords($db);
  for (
$i 1$i <= $record_numbers$i++) {
      
dbase_delete_record($db$i);
  }
  
// expunge the database
  
dbase_pack($db);
}

?>

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