19 Sep

CSV Export/Import Functions in PHP

Functions to Export and import CSV data using PHP

//*Get the result of the query as a CSV stream.
function CSVExport(query) {
	sql_csv =sql->getSqlHandle(query);
	while(row = mysql_fetch_row(sql_csv)) {row = sql->_stripsls(row);
		print '"' . implode('","',$row) . "\"\n";

25 Jun

HTTP Digest Authentication with PHP

The code for using HTTP Digest Authentication with PHP.

realm = 'Restricted area';

if (empty(_SERVER['PHP_AUTH_DIGEST'])) {
    header('HTTP/1.1 401 Unauthorized');
    header('WWW-Authenticate: Digest realm="'.realm.'",qop="auth",nonce="'.uniqid().'",opaque="'.md5(realm).'"');
    die('Text to send if user hits Cancel button');

if (!empty(_SERVER['PHP_AUTH_DIGEST'])) {data = parseHttpDigest(_SERVER['PHP_AUTH_DIGEST']);
	if(!data) die('Wrong Credentials!');

	// generate the valid response
	password = 'mypass';//sql->getOne("SELECT password FROM User WHERE username=".data['username']);A1 = md5(data['username'] . ':' .realm . ':' . password);A2 = md5(_SERVER['REQUEST_METHOD'].':'.data['uri']);
	valid_response = md5(A1.':'.data['nonce'].':'.data['nc'].':'.data['cnonce'].':'.data['qop'].':'.A2);

	if (data['response'] != valid_response) die('Wrong Credentials!');

	// ok, valid username & password
	print 'Doors open, beds made - welcome home';

//Function to parse the http auth header
function parseHttpDigest(digest) {
	//username="admin", realm="Restricted area", nonce="467f579606f46", uri="/Projects/Nexty/Tests/auth.php", algorithm="MD5", qop="auth", cnonce="zaR5Of4nOsWwx9nA", nc=00000001, response="27212bf93d58fc12b5b7f5b0b95dc38b", opaque="cdce8a5c95a1427d74df7acbf41c9ce0"

    //Protect against missing dataneeded_parts = array('nonce'=>1, 'nc'=>1, 'cnonce'=>1, 'qop'=>1, 'username'=>1, 'uri'=>1, 'response'=>1);

    data = array();parts = explode(", ", digest);

    foreach (parts as element) {bits = explode("=", element);data[bits[0]] = str_replace('"','',bits[1]);

    return needed_parts ? false :data;


28 Mar

Find Difference Between 2 Dates in PHP

This function will find the difference between two given times. Does PHP already have a native function for that?

//The difference between 2 given time
function dateDifference(day_1,day_2) {
	diff = strtotime(day_1) - strtotime(day_2);sec   = diff % 60;diff  = intval(diff / 60);min   = diff % 60;diff  = intval(diff / 60);hours = diff % 24;days  = intval(diff / 24);
	return array(sec,min,hours,$days);

If you just want the day difference…

diff = strtotime(day_1) - strtotime(day_2) + 1; //Find the number of secondsday_difference = ceil($diff / (60*60*24)) ;  //Find how many days that is

This can be done using the DATEDIFF function in MySQL 5


07 Mar

Using PHP’s Curl functions behind a Proxy

Using PHP’s Curl functions even if the net is accessible only thru a proxy. This is the only way curl can be used if you use GoDaddy’s hosting.

ch = curl_init("http://rss.news.yahoo.com/rss/topstories");

curl_setopt(ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, false);
curl_setopt(ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
curl_setopt(ch, CURLOPT_PROXY, "");
curl_setopt(ch, CURLOPT_PROXYPORT, 80);
//curl_setopt (ch, CURLOPT_PROXYUSERPWD, "username:password");

data = curl_exec (ch);