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Hi

I have a collection of microsoft write files i would like to load them in to a mysql database using php.

can anyone give me a direction?

Thanks
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The first question is whether you want to retrieve the text from the files and store it in a format that can be read by other programs than Microsoft Write - I think this is what you want. (It is possible to put the whole file into a database, e.g. to manage downloadable documentation for something, but this doesn't have much advantage over just keeping simple files.)

AFAIK, there is no PHP script that can open Write files. You probably need to first find some tool that can convert all those files to HTML or plain text. Here is one tool that will do the latter:

http://www.45.free.net/~vitus/ice/catdoc/ver-0.9.html
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