This extension is
EXPERIMENTAL. The behaviour of this extension --
including the names of its functions and anything else documented
about this extension -- may change without notice in a future release of PHP.
Use this extension at your own risk.
This module allows to read Paradox database and primary index files. It
has initial support for creating Paradox databases. Consider it to be
experimental due to lack of documentation of the Paradox file format.
This module has not been tested on other platforms than Debian/GNU Linux
This module is also in development and may change, though I don't expect
major changes to the API.
A short installation note: just type
in your console.
This extension has no configuration directives defined in php.ini.
The paradox extension provides also an object oriented API. It consists of
only one class called paradox_db. Its methods only differ from the
functions in its name and of course the missing first parameter. The
following table will list all methods and its equivalent functions.
Table 1. Methods of class paradox_db
The constants below are defined by this extension, and
will only be available when the extension has either
been compiled into PHP or dynamically loaded at runtime.
The following two tables lists all constants defined by the paradox
Table 2. Contants for field types
|PX_FIELD_ALPHA||Character data with fixed length|
|PX_FIELD_SHORT||Short integer (2 Bytes)|
|PX_FIELD_LONG||Long integer (4 Bytes)|
|PX_FIELD_CURRENCY||same as PX_FIELD_NUMBER|
|PX_FIELD_MEMOBLOB||Binary large object (not supported)|
|PX_FIELD_BLOB||Binary large object (not supported)|
|PX_FIELD_FMTMEMOBLOB||Binary large object (not supported)|
|PX_FIELD_OLE||OLE object (basically a blob, not supported)|
|PX_FIELD_GRAPHIC||Graphic (basically a blob, not supported)|
|PX_FIELD_TIMESTAMP||timestamp (like the unix timestamp)|
|PX_FIELD_AUTOINC||Auto incrementing interger (like PX_FIELD_LONG)|
|PX_FIELD_BCD||Decimal number stored in bcd format (not supported)|
|PX_FIELD_BYTES||Array of Bytes with not more than 255 bytes (not supported)|
Table 3. Contants for file types
|PX_FILE_NON_INDEX_DB||None indexed database|
|PX_FILE_NON_INC_SEC_INDEX||None incremental secondary index (not supported)|
|PX_FILE_SEC_INDEX||Secondary index (not supported)|
|PX_FILE_INC_SEC_INDEX||Incremental secondary index (not supported)|