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Bug #31577 [chm] bug on function.dbase-add-record.html
Submitted: 2005-01-16 22:34 UTC Modified: 2005-02-26 01:00 UTC
Avg. Score:3.0 ± 2.0
Reproduced:2 of 2 (100.0%)
Same Version:1 (50.0%)
Same OS:1 (50.0%)
From: sand001 at sympatico dot ca Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: dBase related
PHP Version: 5.0.2 OS: windows XP
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2005-01-16 22:34 UTC] sand001 at sympatico dot ca
I have found a bug on page function.dbase-add-record.html
[chm date: 2004-12-26]...

I can read from a .dbf file with PHP but I cannot write to it. I have used PHP to create the .dbf or I have used my normally created .dbf with the same structure. 

The same HTML input screen collects data so that I can write a .txt delimited file with it and append it into the .dbf but the prescribed code from the examples fails when the dbase_open() flag is set to '1' or '2' as required to write the data. 

All of the echo lines show me that the fields are filled properly. The dbase_open() command works well when the flag is set to '0' for reading. I can output the data that I have put into the .dbf by appending from the .txt file.

Reproduce code:
echo "<strong> $name</strong><br>";
echo "<strong> $street</strong><br>";
echo "<strong> $city</strong><strong>, $prov</strong><strong>, $country</strong><br>";
echo "<strong> $postal</strong><br>";
echo "<strong> $tel</strong><br>";
echo "<strong> $mail</strong><br>";
echo "<strong> $fax</strong><br>";

  $db=dbase_open("collectx.dbf",2) ;
  $def = array (trim($name), trim($street), trim($city), trim($prov), trim($country), trim($postal), trim($tel), trim($mail), trim($fax));  
  dbase_add_record($db, $def);

Expected result:
I expect to be able to fill a .dbf file with HTML input as collected in the fields that echo their contents to me, above. 

Thank you for your assistance.

Actual result:
Warning: dbase_open() [function.dbase-open]: unable to open database collectx.dbf in c:\Inetpub\wwwroot\collect.php on line 23


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 [2005-02-08 11:03 UTC]
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Please check if your webserver has all access privileges to the dbf file.
 [2005-02-26 01:00 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
No feedback was provided for this bug for over a week, so it is
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the status of the bug back to "Open".
 [2011-10-12 14:15 UTC] tmylward at alphacrc dot com
I have a similar problem. I can read all of the 122 .DBF files supplied by my Company. 
However, when I attempt to open any file with read/write or writeOnly permissions, the file will NOT open.
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