It is absolutely possible though for anything big I would spring for the db
access. PHP shares a lot of the functionality that makes Perl a good tool
for this type of job so either language is a good choice. For PHP you will
want to check out the f-functions(fopen, fread, fwrite), and some of the
string manipulation functions(implode, explode, and ereg/preg). Your best
bet may be to grab a book that covers string manipulation, and file
handling(Wrox Professional PHP programming does I know) to use as reference.
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> I'm very new to PHP, and don't know where to look to answer this
> Is it possible to use a collection of delimited text files with PHP
> instead of a database engine? I'm trying to save $50/month, which is
> what MySQL support costs from my ISP (can't move ISPs).
> The application is a simple form-driven search function, having three
> multi-select listboxes that would be populated from three text files
> as criteria to pull records from a single text file.
> Would such a setup require PERL or the like? And, if so, would it be
> better to build the whole thing in PERL (which I don't know, either)?
> Any pointers to information on the subject gratefully received.
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