© Copyright 2014-2015 by Thomas Haase. All rights reserved.
The Zanox Engine is an easier to use
and more efficient lightweight alternative to the
Zanox Publisher API 2011,
at least if a standard usage is intended, in particular for
The Zanox Engine is
written in 100% PHP code and does not require any additional
system. A detailed documentation is enclosed, the code itself is
commented, and concrete application examples are also attached.
You are granted to use this software for free, even commercially.
A PHP version of 4 or higher is required.
Under a PHP version older than 5.2.0 - because of the code for handling JSON data still not
implemented in the compiled PHP interpreter - the Zanox Engine will use the equivalent
instead, the execution of which is very time-consuming. Although this only affects
process invoked by ZanoxEngine_init.php, this may then take several hours
instead of some seconds.
The Zanox Engine first
downloads the complete necessary data sets from Zanox.
will then locally be completely newly organized, combined, and structured,
all redundant information, so that it is best suited
for purposeful data queries.
Through this, complex query constructions
and later downloading of data portions are no longer
the desired data can be accessed much faster and much more directly
a natural way.
dynamically generated four .dat files are (still)
not existing, the file
ZanoxEngine_init.php must be executed
once before using the Zanox Engine,
customizing the parameters contained in ZanoxEngine_init.php.
When saving any of the .php files, make sure your text/code editor does not insert a
byte order mark (BOM)!!!
(This would be the UTF-8 BOM: The 3 bytes EF BB BF at the
beginning of the file.)
To remove a BOM, you can use an editor in ASCII editing mode.
This software comes with no warranty at all!
The author is not responsible for any damage
or loss due to using this software!
-> DOWNLOAD <- (Ver. 11,
Oct. 9, 2014, 1.8 MB, includes English and German version
as well as a large sample database)
Copyright 2008-2015 by Thomas Haase. All rights reserved.