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ibase_pconnect

Open a persistent connection to an InterBase database (PHP 4, PHP 5)
resource ibase_pconnect ( [string database [, string username [, string password [, string charset [, int buffers [, int dialect [, string role [, int sync]]]]]]]] )

Opens a persistent connection to an InterBase database.

ibase_pconnect() acts very much like ibase_connect() with two major differences.

First, when connecting, the function will first try to find a (persistent) link that's already opened with the same parameters. If one is found, an identifier for it will be returned instead of opening a new connection.

Second, the connection to the InterBase server will not be closed when the execution of the script ends. Instead, the link will remain open for future use (ibase_close() will not close links established by ibase_pconnect()). This type of link is therefore called 'persistent'.

Parameters

database

The database argument has to be a valid path to database file on the server it resides on. If the server is not local, it must be prefixed with either 'hostname:' (TCP/IP), '//hostname/' (NetBEUI) or 'hostname@' (IPX/SPX), depending on the connection protocol used.

username

The user name. Can be set with the ibase.default_user php.ini directive.

password

The password for username. Can be set with the ibase.default_password php.ini directive.

charset

charset is the default character set for a database.

buffers

buffers is the number of database buffers to allocate for the server-side cache. If 0 or omitted, server chooses its own default.

dialect

dialect selects the default SQL dialect for any statement executed within a connection, and it defaults to the highest one supported by client libraries. Functional only with InterBase 6 and up.

role

Functional only with InterBase 5 and up.

sync

Return Values

Returns an InterBase link identifier on success, or FALSE on error.

ChangeLog

VersionDescription
4.0.0 The buffers, dialect and role parameters were added