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odbc_pconnect

Open a persistent database connection (PHP 4, PHP 5)
resource odbc_pconnect ( string dsn, string user, string password [, int cursor_type] )

Returns an ODBC connection id or 0 (FALSE) on error. This function is much like odbc_connect(), except that the connection is not really closed when the script has finished. Future requests for a connection with the same dsn, user, password combination (via odbc_connect() and odbc_pconnect()) can reuse the persistent connection.

Note:

Persistent connections have no effect if PHP is used as a CGI program.

For information about the optional cursor_type parameter see the odbc_connect() function. For more information on persistent connections, refer to the PHP FAQ.