v0.2 2016-09-13 07:08 UTC


"Handle JSON-Files like a very, very simple DB. Useful for little ajax applications."



{"ID": 0, "Name": "Josef Brunzer", "Age": 43},
{"ID": 1, "Name": "Harald Beidlpraka", "Age": 34},
{"ID": 2, "Name": "Heinz Goschnfuada", "Age": 67},
{"ID": 3, "Name": "Gerald Ofnsacka", "Age": 43}


require '../vendor/autoload.php';
$db     = new \philwc\JsonDB('./data/');
$result = $db->select('test', 'Age', 43);


array(2) {
    [0]=> array(3) { ["ID"]=> int(0) ["Name"]=> string(13) "Josef Brunzer" ["Age"]=> int(43) }
    [1]=> array(3) { ["ID"]=> int(3) ["Name"]=> string(15) "Gerald Ofnsacka" ["Age"]=> int(43) }

Method Overview

JsonDB->select ( "table", "key", "value" ) //Selects multiple lines which contains the key/value and returns it as array
JsonDB->selectAll ( "table" ) //Returns the entire file as array
JsonDB->update ( "table", "key", "value", ARRAY ) //Replaces the line which corresponds to the key/value with the array-data
JsonDB->updateAll ( "table", ARRAY ) //Replaces the entire file with the array-data
JsonDB->insert ( "table", ARRAY ) //Appends a row, returns true on success
JsonDB->delete ( "table", "key", "value" ) //Deletes all lines which corresponds to the key/value, returns number of deleted lines
JsonDB->deleteAll ( "table" ) //Deletes the whole data, returns "true" on success
JsonDB->setPrettyOutput ( "table", bool ) //Set Pretty Output for json_encode
JsonDB->setJsonEncodeOptions ( "table", int ) //Set options for json_encode
JsonDB->setExtension( "newExtension" ) //Set the file extension to use

If you use only one json file to store data, you can also use the JsonTable Class:

$db     = new \philwc\JsonTable('./data/test.json');
$result = $db->select('Age', 43);

In this case, you don't have always to specify the table name.

Tests are located in /tests. Run phpunit to run.