[thelist] pre-project planning

Brady Mitchell mydarb at gmail.com
Thu Mar 20 11:34:54 CDT 2008

On Mar 20, 2008, at 907AM, Jeremy Weiss wrote:

> I'm about embark on a project that's going to require me to cycle  
> through 5
> to 10 text files, massage the data a bit, and then import them into a
> database. The file sizes will vary with 15 MB being the highest we  
> 'should'
> encounter. This will be the first such project I've done. I'll be  
> using PHP
> 5 and MySQL 5.
> I already know that I'm going to need to check the size limits for
> fopen/fread. I'm wondering are there are any other potential  
> gotcha's that I
> need to watch for?

Be sure to check and increase the following directives in php.ini as  

max_execution_time = 30     ; Maximum execution time of each script,  
in seconds
max_input_time = 60	; Maximum amount of time each script may spend  
parsing request data
memory_limit = 32M      ; Maximum amount of memory a script may  
consume (8MB)

Be sure to check out the following functions, depending on how your  
text files are formatted, one of them may be more appropriate / easier  
to use than fopen/fread:




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