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I want to dynamically generate an include_path string to pass to a PHP include function. The code I have below generates an error (below):

if($row['extrainfo'] != null || $row['extrainfo'] != ""){
$include_path = "DVDPages\\".$row['extrainfo'];
echo "<tr><td colspan=2>"; include($include_path); echo "</td></tr>";
}

Warning: include(DVDPages\antbullyextra.htm) [function.include]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in C:\AppServ\www\E-Commerce\dvd.php on line 109

Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening 'DVDPages\antbullyextra.htm' for inclusion (include_path='.;C:\php5\pear') in C:\AppServ\www\E-Commerce\dvd.php on line 109

However, If I hardcode the include path into the include function (as below) it works. The string values are exactly the same.  $row['extrainfo'] = 'ews.htm'

if($row['extrainfo'] != null || $row['extrainfo'] != ""){
$include_path = "DVDPages\\".$row['extrainfo'];
echo "<tr><td colspan=2>"; include("DVDPages\ews.htm"); echo "</td></tr>";
}

Can Anyone help?

Many Thanks
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Question by:inghfs
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by:mukhtar2t
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Have you this file 'DVDPages\antbullyextra.htm'  on your working directory
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function getRootPath() {
      $tmp = stripslashes($_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT']);
      $regExPattern = "/^[a-zA-Z0-9\\\:]+$/";
      preg_match($regExPattern, $tmp, $arr);
      if (!empty($arr)) {
            return $arr[0];
      }else{
            return "";
      }      
}

$inc_virtual = getRootPath() . "\\DVDPages\\";


include $inc_virtual. $row['extrainfo'];
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by:inghfs
ID: 18826957
include $inc_virtual. $row['extrainfo']; Did not work, the same error occurs:

Warning: include(DVDPages\antbullyextra.htm) [function.include]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in C:\AppServ\www\E-Commerce\dvd.php on line 122

Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening 'DVDPages\antbullyextra.htm' for inclusion (include_path='.;C:\php5\pear') in C:\AppServ\www\E-Commerce\dvd.php on line 122

DVDPages is a directory containing antbullyextra.htm. in my working directory
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by:inghfs
ID: 18826970
Sorry, my mistake. include $inc_virtual. $row['extrainfo']; does work.

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by:rdivilbiss
ID: 18826982
You're welcome
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