This is step-by-step tutorial that will help you build your
first PHP pages quickly. Hit Help button if you need more
information during the process.
Note: To get
more familiar with PHPRunner, you can also watch flash tutorials
that are available at http://www.xlinesoft.com/phprunner/php-database.htm.
Run PHPRunner application after you installed it on your
computer. It can be found at Start
-> Programs -> PHPRunner -> PHPRunner.
On the first screen enter a project name and a project location.
If you already have a database, select Blank application to build the project
from scratch. Otherwise, you can select one of the predefined templates and get a
themed web site and database created for you. Click Next>>.
next screen choose database type and click
Next>>. In our
example, we will connect to MySQL. If you do not have MySQL server,
see How to install local
select a database or create new one. When finished click
Select datasource tables from the list
of available tables. Click Next>>. On the next screen you
can modify SQL query.
On the next screen choose pages you would like to
create and select key fields.
column is the datasource column which lets you query each table row
individually and modify each row without altering other rows in the
same table. The values that compose a key column are always unique.
When finished click Next>>.
On the next several screens you can choose
the fields to appear on each page, customize your data
appearance and set the fields order on each
page. You can also modify the miscellaneous
Security screen allows you to protect an access to your
database. Refer to security
settings for more information. Click Next>>.
On the next screen you can choose and
modify style and color scheme for displaying the
Visual editor allows you to customize the
look and feel of your web pages in a more user-friendly way.
On the next screen you can enhance your web site functionality
by adding events.
You are almost finished! On the next screen select output directory where
you like to put generated PHP pages and image files. Press
Build to generate files.
You are done! Now you are ready to test the
To preview your application locally, you need the Internet
Information Server or Apache up and running on your computer. If
you do not have a web server, see How to install a local Web
server. You can also upload the files to the remote Web
server using built-in FTP
client. You can publish your application to our
Demo Server or simply sign
up for our hosting specifically dedicated to PHPRunner
Here is the sample generated page: