Text DB API (a flat file database supporting SQL)
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questions, problems, bug reports, etc. for the Text-DB-API there's now
a Forum online.
Its a Swiss Forum, but you can also ask questions in English.
I also post detailed problems or bugs of current versions in in the
It's a good
resource for news and infos about the api. But the newest download
will always be available here.
What is the "PHP-TextDB
If you wanted to make a dynamic PHP-Website you've had two choices:
1. You could save your data in a self-defined formatted text files.
has one big
disadvantage: You would have none of the advantages a SQL database
such as performing common SQL commands as SELECT, INSERT, and UPDATE,
well as filtering or ordering the result of queries. .
2. You could host your website on a webserver that provides database
web hosting options on such a Server cost additional funds.
That's where the "Txt-Db-API" could help.
With the "Txt-Db-API" you can access normal Text Files like a SQL
You don't need any special database software on the webserver, yet you
can still use SQL!
You can use the API to create, query, change, delete, SQL tables, and
have to bother with the Text-Files themself; Almost everthing can be
the supported API calls.The Txt-Db-API is object oriented and is very
simple to use (IMHO :)).
Disadvantages of the Txt-DB-API: It doesn't perform as well as a true
production database system.
How do i install and use the
There is a Manual included in the download. (View the English Manual online)
What License does the
It uses a BSD license (earlier Versions where under the GNU GPL
THIS PROGRAMM IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,
EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED
OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE ENTIRE
AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PROGRAM IS WITH YOU. SHOULD
PROGRAM PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY
REPAIR OR CORRECTION.
Downloads until today: over 20'000 (excluding Sourceforge)
Websites using the Text-DB API:
Awards and Honors for the Text-DB API:
Topscript of the week on http://www.php-resource.de (2.10.2002)