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<h3>ADOdb Library for PHP</h3>
<p>ADOdb is a suite of database libraries that allow you to connect to multiple 
	databases in a portable manner. Download from <a href=http://php.weblogs.com/adodb>http://php.weblogs.com/adodb</a>.
<ul><li>The ADOdb documentation has moved to <a href=docs-adodb.htm>docs-adodb.htm</a> 
	This allows you to query, update and insert records using a portable API.
<p><li>The ADOdb data dictionary docs are at <a href=docs-datadict.htm>docs-datadict.htm</a>. 
	This allows you to create database tables and indexes in a portable manner.
<p><li>The ADOdb database performance monitoring docs are at <a href=docs-perf.htm>docs-perf.htm</a>. 
	This allows you to perform health checks, tune and monitor your database.
<p><li>The ADOdb database-backed session docs are at <a href=docs-session.htm>docs-session.htm</a>. 
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<h3>Installation</h3>
Make sure you are running PHP4.0.4 or later. Unpack all the files into a directory accessible by your webserver.
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To test, try modifying some of the tutorial examples. Make sure you customize the connection settings correctly. You can debug using:
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&lt;?php
include('adodb/adodb.inc.php');

$db = <b>ADONewConnection</b>($driver); # eg. 'mysql' or 'oci8' 
$db->debug = true;
$db-><b>Connect</b>($server, $user, $password, $database);
$rs = $db-><b>Execute</b>('select * from some_small_table');
print "&lt;pre>";
print_r($rs-><b>GetRows</b>());
print "&lt;/pre>";
?>
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<h3>How are people using ADOdb</h3>
Here are some examples of how people are using ADOdb (for a much longer list, 
visit <a href="http://php.weblogs.com/adodb-cool-applications">http://php.weblogs.com/adodb-cool-applications</a>): 
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	<li> <strong>PhpLens</strong> is a commercial data grid component that allows 
		both cool Web designers and serious unshaved programmers to develop and 
		maintain databases on the Web easily. Developed by the author of ADOdb. 
	</li>
	<li> <strong>PHAkt</strong>: PHP Extension for DreamWeaver Ultradev allows 
		you to script PHP in the popular Web page editor. Database handling provided 
		by ADOdb. </li>
	<li> <strong>Analysis Console for Intrusion Databases (ACID)</strong>: PHP-based 
		analysis engine to search and process a database of security incidents 
		generated by security-related software such as IDSes and firewalls (e.g. 
		Snort, ipchains). By Roman Danyliw. </li>
	<li> <strong>PostNuke</strong> is a very popular free content management system 
		and weblog system. It offers full CSS support, HTML 4.01 transitional 
		compliance throughout, an advanced blocks system, and is fully multi-lingual 
		enabled. </li>
	<li><strong> EasyPublish CMS</strong> is another free content management system 
		for managing information and integrated modules on your internet, intranet- 
		and extranet-sites. From Norway. </li>
	<li> <strong>NOLA</strong> is a full featured accounting, inventory, and job 
		tracking application. It is licensed under the GPL, and developed by Noguska. 
	</li>
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