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The Lounge / Re: Creator of the EZ Scripts passed away
« Last post by Paul on July 12, 2017, 05:42:44 PM »
Thanks very much for that Darren  (EZ #1)  ... not just for that great overview, but for taking the initiative back in the last century - 1999!
Like you, I still use the scripts in many projects.

Thanks again for your work, and making the web a better place.


:) Happy memories.
The Lounge / Re: Creator of the EZ Scripts passed away
« Last post by darrendeans on July 06, 2017, 07:00:05 AM »
Hello Paul, thank you for your posting.

As as fan of the EZ scripts I found them myself as an abandoned project back in 1999, they had been written by Mutasem Abudahab and forgotten, I loved the scripts and in response the hundreds of requests online to fix the bugs and make them work I decided to pick up the project.

I re-designed the scripts and added new features with the help of number of coders and relaunched them in 2000. By 2006 the project was going very well and Jan had become the main coder for the projects, with a lot of requests for custom versions of the scripts, Jan was very busy helping customers with special projects.

After 7 years of running EZ it was time to move on and the only person who could take over the 'EZ' badge was Jan who then introduced new scripts and new life to the project.

So it was with great sadness that I learned that Jan has passed away in 2012, I only new Jan from the EZ project and never actually met in person. Jan was always friendly and very professional, full of ideas and always keen to help customers. The project would never be what it became without Jan.

It was Jason Tizedes who then took on the 'EZ' badge and keeps the site running today and gets the thanks of the EZ fans for his help.

Still today (and actually right now) I am using the scripts myself, they are perfect for so many projects and you can do so much with them, I love the flexibility.

After a computer disaster a few months back I found the back-up of the site as it looked back in 2000, so I uploaded it onto the old domain as a little reminder to make me smile! They are the old scripts and all the new ones and Xtra versions are on the website.

I hope that answers your question a little Paul and thank you for asking..!

Darren Deans (EZ #1)


The Lounge / Re: Creator of the EZ Scripts passed away
« Last post by Paul on June 02, 2017, 08:00:33 PM »
Here is an answer to some of  my question above that I found on the old EZ site located here.

EZscripting was created in 1999 by Darren Deans and based on an original idea by Mutasem Abudahab. In 2000 the scripts were fully re-written and launched on as free downloads. The scripts soon became very popular and have been downloaded millions of times. By 2003 the site moved domain to a new home and the advanced 'Xtra' versions were launched. In 2006 the site changed ownership to Jan Buys, however very sadly Jan died in 2012. The project continues today managed by Jason Tizedes.

Thanks to ePage for reminding me of the same great memories he mentions in his post below.
Tips & Tricks / Re: Creating user auth
« Last post by ePage on May 15, 2017, 03:57:20 PM »
Gosh, I love these scripts.

I wish everyone was still active in here.  Such great, great people. 

I so  very miss Jan (EZ -, who Passed on) but I also very much miss Jason, Pauls ADalby and SWC's great contributions.
CSV Database Scripts / Re: New CSV Database Extra script ?
« Last post by Jason on October 24, 2016, 01:49:08 PM »
Unfortunately that is the most updated.

CSV Database Scripts / New CSV Database Extra script ?
« Last post by shlomit on October 23, 2016, 06:58:25 AM »

i wonder if you have new version for the CSV Database Extra script ?
the version I have is from 2006 ....


The change would have to be on the server end. The scripts do not change themselves, nor is there some kind of update pushed to the scripts. I'd first check with your host and see if they changed or updated PERL or if your host directory paths have changed.

Hi All,
Suddenly I received this message after the scripts worked fine for the past 10 years.
(Please, check path to your database file on head of script !)
What has happened.
Has there been a change i.e. Apache2 or a new .js(javascript) update or a change in how perl (cvs) is recognised?
Any answers would be appreciated.
CSV Database Scripts / Re: Formating Date Field
« Last post by Rob on August 21, 2016, 04:15:09 PM »
Hi Steve,

If you are using the script or the script to edit records, then you would need to hack the script; however, if you are using a custom update template to edit/update records, then you can write the date and/or time into a form field using JavaScript  There is some helpful info on how to do this in the link that Jason posted above.

Also, be sure to add the new field name to your database, but don't call it Date as that name is reserved for the built in date stamp within the scripts.


CSV Database Scripts / Re: CSVread Sorting
« Last post by afoster on June 11, 2016, 08:07:17 PM »
I had a feeling that was the case...thanks for getting back to me Jason.
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