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ToDo List Module

The todo module is mostly straightforward, and should be fairly easy to use.

This module's output will overwrite existing databases. Please read the overwrite warning for more information.

Including into your program

include '';
include 'modules/';

Creating a new database

Since a todo list has a specified type, creator, and name, the class takes care of knowing what they are. Creation of a new database is a snap.

$DB = new PalmTodoList();

Writing the database

This is the same as the base class. See the API for more information.

Loading the database

This is the same as the base class. See the API for more information.

Category Support and Record Attributes

This supports categories and attributes. See the API for more information.

Other functions

GetRecordRaw(), SetRecordRaw()

Please see the API for how to use these functions. You use both of these to get/set records in the database.


Returns an array with some default data for a new Todo record. Does not actually add the record. Use SetRecordRaw() to add it to the database.

Record Format

The data for GetRecordRaw and the data returned from SetRecordRaw is a specially formatted array, as detailed below. Optional values can be set to '' or not defined. If an optional value is anything else (including zero), it is considered to be set.

Key Example Description
Description This is my todo Short description of thing to do
Note Extended information (Optional) A note attached to the record
DueDate 2001-01-23 (Optional) Year, month and day of when the item should be done
Priority 1 (Optional) Priority of the event, 1 through 5
Completed false (Optional) Boolean indicating whether the action was completed or not

If description is not specified, then the string 'No description' will be used instead.


This shows how to write records.

// Write Example
$todo = new PalmTodoList();
$categories = array(1 => 'Visita', 'Fax', 'Correo');
$record = array('Description' => 'Enviar Fax',
                'Note' => "25\nProbar palm",
                'Priority' => 2);
$todo->SetRecordAttrib(2); // Category 2

$record = array('Description' => 'Llamar a juan',
                'Note' => '35',
                'Completed' => true,
                'DueDate' => '2002-5-31');
$todo->SetRecordAttrib(PDB_RECORD_ATTRIB_DIRTY |
                       PDB_RECORD_ATTRIB_PRIVATE | 0);
                       // Category 0, dirty, private

$fp = fopen('./pdbs/todo.pdb','wb');

Here is how you read the file.

// Read Example
$pdb = new PalmTodoList();
$fp = fopen('./tdread.pdb', 'rb');

echo "Name: $pdb->Name<BR>\n";
echo "Type ID: $pdb->TypeID<br>\n";
echo "Creator: $pdb->CreatorID<br>\n";
echo "Attributes: $pdb->Attributes<br>\n";
echo "Version: $pdb->Version<br>\n";
echo "ModNum: $pdb->ModNumber<br>\n";
echo "CreationTime: $pdb->CreationTime<br>\n";
echo "ModTime: $pdb->ModificationTime<br>\n";
echo "BackTime: $pdb->BackupTime<br>\n";
echo 'NumRec: '.$pdb->GetRecordCount()."<br>\n";
$recids = $pdb->GetRecordIDs();
$record1 = $pdb->GetRecordRaw($recids[0]);
$attrib = $pdb->GetRecordAttrib($recids[0]);
echo "record1 = $record1<br>\n";
echo "Desc: " . $record1['Description'] . "<br>\n";
echo "Note: " . $record1['Note'] . "<br>\n";
echo 'Due Date: ' . $record1['DueDate'] . "<br>\n";
echo 'Cat: ' . $record1['Category'] . "<br>\n";
$categories = $pdb->GetCategoryList();
echo "NumCat = " . count($categories) . "<br>\n";
foreach ($categories as $k => $v) {
    echo "categories[$k] = $v<br>\n";
    foreach ($categories[$k] as $key => $val) {
        echo "  categories[$k][$key] = $val<br>";