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(PHP 4, PHP 5)

dba_fetchFetch data specified by key


string dba_fetch ( string $key , resource $handle )
string dba_fetch ( string $key , int $skip , resource $handle )

dba_fetch() fetches the data specified by key from the database specified with handle .



The key the data is specified by.

Note: When working with inifiles this function accepts arrays as keys where index 0 is the group and index 1 is the value name. See: dba_key_split().


The number of key-value pairs to ignore when using cdb databases. This value is ignored for all other databases which do not support multiple keys with the same name.


The database handler, returned by dba_open() or dba_popen().

Return Values

Returns the associated string if the key/data pair is found, FALSE otherwise.


Version Description
4.3 The skip parameter is available to support cdb's capability of multiple keys having the same name.

See Also

DBA Functions
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