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mysqli_select_db

Selects the default database for database queries (PHP 5)
bool mysqli_select_db ( mysqli link, string dbname )

Procedural style:

Object oriented style (method):

mysqli {
  bool select_db(string dbname);
}

Selects the default database to be used when performing queries against the database connection.

Note:

This function should only be used to change the default database for the connection. You can select the default database with 4th parameter in mysqli_connect().

Parameters

link

Procedural style only: A link identifier returned by mysqli_connect() or mysqli_init()

dbname

The database name.

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

Examples

Example 1546. Object oriented style

<?php
$mysqli
= new mysqli("localhost", "my_user", "my_password", "test");

/* check connection */
if (mysqli_connect_errno()) {
   
printf("Connect failed: %s\n", mysqli_connect_error());
   exit();
}

/* return name of current default database */
if ($result = $mysqli->query("SELECT DATABASE()")) {
   
$row = $result->fetch_row();
   
printf("Default database is %s.\n", $row[0]);
   
$result->close();
}

/* change db to world db */
$mysqli->select_db("world");

/* return name of current default database */
if ($result = $mysqli->query("SELECT DATABASE()")) {
   
$row = $result->fetch_row();
   
printf("Default database is %s.\n", $row[0]);
   
$result->close();
}

$mysqli->close();
?>


Example 1547. Procedural style

<?php
$link
= mysqli_connect("localhost", "my_user", "my_password", "test");

/* check connection */
if (mysqli_connect_errno()) {
   
printf("Connect failed: %s\n", mysqli_connect_error());
   exit();
}

/* return name of current default database */
if ($result = mysqli_query($link, "SELECT DATABASE()")) {
   
$row = mysqli_fetch_row($result);
   
printf("Default database is %s.\n", $row[0]);
   
mysqli_free_result($result);
}

/* change db to world db */
mysqli_select_db($link, "world");

/* return name of current default database */
if ($result = mysqli_query($link, "SELECT DATABASE()")) {
   
$row = mysqli_fetch_row($result);
   
printf("Default database is %s.\n", $row[0]);
   
mysqli_free_result($result);
}

mysqli_close($link);
?>


The above example will output:

Default database is test.
Default database is world.