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Select MS SQL database (PHP 4, PHP 5, PECL odbtp:1.1.1-1.1.4)
bool mssql_select_db ( string database_name [, resource link_identifier] )

mssql_select_db() sets the current active database on the server that's associated with the specified link identifier.

Every subsequent call to mssql_query() will be made on the active database.



The database name.

To escape the name of a database that contains spaces, hyphens ("-"), or any other exceptional characters, the database name must be enclosed in brackets, as is shown in the example, below. This technique must also be applied when selecting a database name that is also a reserved word (such as primary).


A MS SQL link identifier, returned by mssql_connect() or mssql_pconnect().

If no link identifier is specified, the last opened link is assumed. If no link is open, the function will try to establish a link as if mssql_connect() was called, and use it.

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.


Example 1378. mssql_select_db() example

= mssql_connect('MYSQLSERVER', 'sa', 'password');
mssql_select_db('[my data-base]', $conn);