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Old 10-05-2005, 03:56 PM   #1
it-s
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PHP include


Hi everyone,

I'm not sure if it's a right place to ask, but I have nowhere else to go to

I'm trying to build a website in PHP and want to have some usefull functions in a separate file, so later I could just reuse then by including.
But, there seems to be a problem here:

file: test.php
PHP Code:
<?php
function usefull_function1(){

echo
"Some text";

}
?>

file: index.php
PHP Code:
<?PHP
include('test.php');

usefull_function1();
?>
once executed index.php shows an error:
Fatal error: Call to undefined function usefull_function1() in index.php on line 4



I juct don't understand why??? In any other programing languages an 'include' like directive just takes a premade code from a specific file and inserts it AS IS
Does PHP operate otherwise???


Thank you all in advance.

it-s
 
Old 10-05-2005, 04:15 PM   #2
Linc
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Re: PHP include

Quote:
Originally posted by it-s
Hi everyone,

I'm not sure if it's a right place to ask, but I have nowhere else to go to

I'm trying to build a website in PHP and want to have some usefull functions in a separate file, so later I could just reuse then by including.
But, there seems to be a problem here:

file: test.php
PHP Code:
<?php
function usefull_function1(){

echo
"Some text";

}
?>

file: index.php
PHP Code:
<?PHP
include('test.php');

usefull_function1();
?>
once executed index.php shows an error:
Fatal error: Call to undefined function usefull_function1() in index.php on line 4



I juct don't understand why??? In any other programing languages an 'include' like directive just takes a premade code from a specific file and inserts it AS IS
Does PHP operate otherwise???


Thank you all in advance.

it-s
Easy mistake, just put your path in the include statment..
include("/var/www/htdocs/somedirectory/test.php");
 
Old 10-05-2005, 04:19 PM   #3
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syntax is incorrect:

http://us2.php.net/manual/en/function.include.php
http://us2.php.net/manual/en/function.require.php
 
Old 10-05-2005, 11:07 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by michaelk
syntax is incorrect:
Actually, no, the syntax is perfectly fine. If you're refering to the parentheses, they're not required, but you can still use them. They're only an issue when returning a value from a call to include().

I tried copying and pasting the given code into a couple of files in the same directory, and it ran perfectly for me, so the problem isn't there. It's probably a problem with your include_path. It probably just doesn't contain the directory where test.php is located.
 
  


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