How to establish oracle database connection in php

First of all you need to check whether “oci8” support is enabled or not, if not you have to enable that you can check this in your phpinfo file.

Once this is done.

Now in you test.php file

You have to explicitly set the ORACLE_HOME and LD_LIBRARY_PATH path.
This information will be available in you phpinfo file.

The “$dbstr” variable information you can find it from your “tnsnames.ora” file .

Test.php start


if (!ini_get(‘display_errors’)) {
ini_set(‘display_errors’, 1);
PutEnv(“LD_LIBRARY_PATH=-Wl,-rpath,/usr/lib/oracle/xe/app/oracle/product/10.2.0/server//lib -L/usr/lib/oracle/xe/app/oracle/product/10.2.0/server//lib -lclntsh”);

$dbstr =”(DESCRIPTION =
(ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = TCP)(HOST = 192.168.0.XX)(PORT = 1521))

if(!@($conn = oci_connect(‘DBUSERNAME’,’DBPASSWORD’,$dbstr)))

echo “connected succesfully”;



How to import data into mysql db from sql file

Open your shell prompt

navigate to the mysql directory (default is /var/lib/mysql)
cd /pathToYourMysqlDirectory/

then type the below command

$ mysql -u mysqlUserName -p Password -h HostName DatabaseName < /loactionOfYourSqlFile/yourSqlFileName.sql

mysqlUserName = Mysql User Name
Password = Mysql User Password
HostName = Mysql Host Name (This could be local host or some remote IP where you want to import the database)
DatabaseName = Mysql Database Name
/loactionOfYourSqlFile/yourSqlFileName.sql = This is the location of your sql file

Note : This is work only in Linux system


check whether any of the checkbox are checked or not

function isChecked(url)
var checkFound = false;
for (var counter=0; counter < f.length; counter++)
if ((f.elements[counter].name == ‘checkBoxId[]’) && (f.elements[counter].checked == true))
checkFound = true;
if (checkFound != true)
alert(‘Please check at least one checkbox.’);
return false;
//do something


Check or uncheck multiple checkbox at a time in javascript

function checkUncheckAllCheckbox()
else if(!f.mainCheckBox.checked)

How to configure the symfony project directory

Your symfony project derectory is “/var/www/html/sf_sandbox” so in the browser you can acess this by this URL : “http://localhost/sf_sandbox/web/frontend.php/”

So if you want to map the symfony project directoy to your web root directory ie i mean to say you just want to acess it my using the URL :”http://localhost/” then you have to add the below line in the httpd.conf file and then restart your apache server.After that you can directly acess the symfony project from localhost url.

<VirtualHost *:80>
ServerName http://localhost/
DocumentRoot “/var/www/html/sf_sandbox/web”
DirectoryIndex index.php
<Directory “/var/www/html/sf_sandbox/web”>
AllowOverride All
Allow from All

Rest of the things will be handled by symfony itself.

How to redirect domain to other directory on the same domain

Open the .htaccess file of your root directory
of your project and add the following line.

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^ [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^ [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST}   !^$
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/someOtherDirectory/
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /someOtherDirectory/$1

Then restart your apache

Usage :
Suppose your project is placed in some other directory
other than the default web directory then you can redirect
your request to that directory for example

Your actual project URL is
and you want that your URL should resemble like
then the above .htaccess rule will do the same.

integrate window media player in your website

<body leftmargin=”0″ topmargin=”0″>
<table cellpadding=”0″ cellspacing=”0″ border=”0″>
<tr height=”350″><td align=”center”>
<table cellpadding=”0″ cellspacing=”0″ border=1 bordercolor=”black”>
<td valign=”top”>
<OBJECT ID=”MediaPlayer” WIDTH=”320″ HEIGHT=”290″ CLASSID=”CLSID:22d6f312-b0f6-11d0-94ab-0080c74c7e95″ STANDBY=”Loading Windows Media Player components…” TYPE=”application/x-oleobject”>
<PARAM NAME=”URL” VALUE=’http://localhost/vinod/meeting_with_the_boss.wmv’ />
<param name=”AudioStream” value=”0″ />
<param name=”AutoSize” value=”1″ />
<param name=”AutoStart” value=”-1″ />
<param name=”AnimationAtStart” value=”1″ />
<param name=”AllowScan” value=”-1″ />
<param name=”AllowChangeDisplaySize” value=”-1″ />
<param name=”AutoRewind” value=”0″ />
<param name=”Balance” value=”0″ />
<param name=”BufferingTime” value=”1″ />
<param name=”ClickToPlay” value=”1″ />
<param name=”CursorType” value=”0″ />
<param name=”CurrentPosition” value=”-1″ />
<param name=”CurrentMarker” value=”0″ />
<param name=”DisplayBackColor” value=”0″ />
<param name=”DisplayForeColor” value=”16777215″ />
<param name=”DisplayMode” value=”0″ />
<param name=”DisplaySize” value=”4″ />
<param name=”Enabled” value=”1″ />
<param name=”EnableContextMenu” value=”1″ />
<param name=”EnableFullScreenControls” value=”1″ />
<param name=”EnableTracker” value=”0″ />
<param name=”Filename” VALUE=’http://localhost/vinod/meeting_with_the_boss.wmv’><param name=”Mute” value=”0″ />
<param name=”PlayCount” value=”1″ />
<param name=”PreviewMode” value=”1″ />
<param name=”SelectionStart” value=”-1″ />
<param name=”SelectionEnd” value=”-1″ />
<param name=”SendKeyboardEvents” value=”0″ />
<param name=”SendMouseClickEvents” value=”0″ />
<param name=”SendMouseMoveEvents” value=”0″ />
<param name=”SendPlayStateChangeEvents” value=”-1″ />
<param name=”ShowCaptioning” value=”0″ />
<param name=”ShowAudioControls” value=”1″ />
<param name=”ShowDisplay” value=”0″ />
<param name=”ShowGotoBar” value=”0″ />
<param name=”ShowPositionControls” value=”0″ />
<param name=”ShowTracker” value=”1″ />
<param name=”VideoBorderWidth” value=”0″ />
<param name=”VideoBorderColor” value=”0″ />
<param name=”VideoBorder3D” value=”0″ />
<param name=”Volume” value=”-1″ />
<param name=”WindowlessVideo” value=”0″ />
<param name=”ShowStatusBar” value=”1″ />
<PARAM name=”ShowControls” VALUE=”1″ />
<PARAM name=”ShowControls” VALUE=”true” />
<param name=”ShowStatusBar” value=”true” />
<PARAM name=”ShowDisplay” VALUE=”false” />
<EMBED TYPE=”application/x-mplayer2″ SRC=’http://localhost/vinod/meeting_with_the_boss.wmv’ NAME=”MediaPlayer” WIDTH=”320″ HEIGHT=”290″ ShowControls=”1″ ShowStatusBar=”1″ ShowDisplay=”0″ autostart=”1″> </EMBED></OBJECT>

You can view the live application here

Calculate no of years,month,days,hours,minutes and seconds past since given date

function getYMDHMSPastFromTwoDate($startTimeStamp,$endTimeStamp)
$years = ”;
$Month = ”;
$Days = ”;
$Hrs = ”;
$Mins = ”;
$totalSecs = ”;
$timePastArr = array();
$date1 = $startTimeStamp;
$date2 = $endTimeStamp;
if($date1 > $date2)
$dateDiff = intval($date1 – $date2);
$dateDiff = intval($date2 – $date1);

$totalYears = $dateDiff/(365*24*60*60);
$years = floor($totalYears);
$timeRemaining = ($dateDiff – ($years*365*24*60*60));
$totalMonth = $timeRemaining/(30*24*60*60);
$Month = floor($totalMonth);
$timeRemaining = $timeRemaining – $Month*30*24*60*60;
$totalDays = $timeRemaining/(24*60*60);
$Days = floor($totalDays);
$timeRemaining = $timeRemaining-$Days*60*60*24;
$totalHrs = $timeRemaining/(60*60);
$Hrs = floor($totalHrs);
$timeRemaining = $timeRemaining-$Hrs*60*60;
$totalMins = $timeRemaining/60;
$Mins = floor($totalMins);
$timeRemaining = $timeRemaining-$Mins*60;
$totalSecs = floor($timeRemaining);

return $timePastArr = array(‘year’=>$years,’month’=>$Month,’days’=>$Days,’hours’=>$Hrs,’minutes’=>$Mins,’seconds’=>$totalSecs);