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PHP Text DB API (a flat file database supporting SQL)

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News:

11.01.05
The recommed versions to download are now these on Sourceforge empfohlen.
Please report bugs in this forum: http://www.codeforum.ch/viewforum.php?f=26

 

Forum:

For 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 forum. 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 API" ?

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. This has one big
disadvantage: You would have none of the advantages a SQL database would provide,
such as performing common SQL commands as SELECT, INSERT, and UPDATE, as well as filtering or ordering the result of queries. .

2. You could host your website on a webserver that provides database software, but
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 Database.
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 you don't
have to bother with the Text-Files themself; Almost everthing can be done with
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 Txt-DB-API ?

There is a Manual included in the download. (View the English Manual online)


What License does the PHP-Text-DB API use?

It uses a BSD license (earlier Versions where under the GNU GPL license).

 

Download:

THIS PROGRAMM IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PROGRAM IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE PROGRAM PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.

Version File Description

Download from Sourceforge
  An image for your Website ;-)

 Downloads until today: over 20'000 (excluding Sourceforge)

Websites using the Text-DB API:

http://www.c-worker.ch
http://www.taflir.ch
http://www.banggang.ch (Website of a school class)
http://www.jakob-wankel.de
http://www.gasthausloewen.ch/
http://www.photo-vinc.com
A Basket Team from Sweden
A Page from Poland
The Courses Page of www.abcfoodsafety.co.uk uses the Text DB Api
A BLOG Page with Dreams :)
A Site based on a CMS which uses the Api
http://www.ganso.org
http://www.biosan.se
http://www.optikborsen.com
http://www.lillbygalleriet.com
http://www.allmogesnickeri.com
http://www.woxby.nu
http://www.sturesgolv.se
http://www.monaomkroppen.com
http://www.liwsgarden.nu
http://www.musikfesten.se
http://www.jarnvags.se
http://www.husetelliot.nu
http://www.unitis.se
http://www.nygammalt.com
http://www.unikino-hannover.de/
 

 

Awards and Honors for the Text-DB API:

Topscript of the week on http://www.php-resource.de (2.10.2002)

 

Vote:

Vote for PHP-TextDB API on PHPWelt
Vote for PHP-TextDB API on HotScripts.com

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