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dba_insert — Inserts a new key-value pair into the db file.


bool dba_insert(key, value, dba_resource);
string key: Key to insert
string value: Value to associate with the key
resource dba_resource: Resource handle opened by dba_open() or dba_popen()


TRUE on success; FALSE on failure


dba_insert() inserts new key-value pairs into a db file. If the key-value pair is successfully inserted, the function returns TRUE. If the key specified in the key argument already exists, the operation fails and returns FALSE.


PHP Version: 3.0.8+, 4.0b2+

See also

To replace or insert a key-value pair



Example 215. Insert a new key-value pair

$key = 'love';

dba_insert ($key, 'hate', $dba_handle)
    or die ("A new key-value pair could not be created.
        It is likely that the key <i>$key</i> already exists in the database.");

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