Question

another easy question for someone!

on my server i have a location like

htdocs/aFolderName/

which contains a file index.php, which references a required file from

htdocs/aFolderName/php/

by using the code

<?php require('php/db.php'); ?>

I also have a folder

htdocs/aFolderName/other/

which contains another php file which needs to require the php file located

htdocs/aFolderName/php/

how do i reference this, can i step back a folder?

Thanks!

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Solution

require('../otherfile.php')

OTHER TIPS

require ('../php/yourFile.php');

:)

Relative pointers to directories:

./ - current directory
../ - parent directory

.

require('./somefile.php'); // current directory
require('../somefile.php'); // one directory back
require('../../somefile.php'); // two directories back
require('../../../somefile.php'); // three directories back
// and on on...

I would suggest you to include your file by prefixing it with document root folder because sometimes if you don't specify that folder, file does not get included, so try like this:

require($_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'] . '/' . 'yourfolder/file.php');
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