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Last updated: Tue, 19 Sep 2006


(PHP 3 >= 3.0.4, PHP 4, PHP 5)

dbase_get_record_with_names --  Gets a record from a database as an associative array


array dbase_get_record_with_names ( int dbase_identifier, int record_number )

Gets a record from a dBase database as an associative array.



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


The index of the record.

Return Values

An associative array with the record. This will also include a 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_with_names() will return FALSE.


Example 1. Listing all the registered members in the database

// open in read-only mode
$db = dbase_open('/tmp/test.dbf', 0);

if ($db) {
  $record_numbers = dbase_numrecords($db);
  for ($i = 1; $i <= $record_numbers; $i++) {
      $row = dbase_get_record_with_names($db, $i);
      if ($row['ismember'] == 1) {
          echo "Member #$i: " . trim($row['name']) . "\n";

Last updated: Tue, 19 Sep 2006