Object oriented style (method):
SQLiteResult query(string query,
Executes an SQL statement given by the query against a given database handle.
The SQLite Database resource; returned from sqlite_open() when used procedurally. This parameter is not required when using the object-oriented method.
The query to be executed.
The optional result_type
parameter accepts a constant and determines how the returned array will be
SQLITE_ASSOC will return only associative
indices (named fields) while
SQLITE_NUM will return
only numerical indices (ordinal field numbers).
will return both associative and numerical indices.
SQLITE_BOTH is the default for this function.
The specified variable will be filled if an error occurs. This is specially important because SQL syntax errors can't be fetched using the sqlite_last_error() function.
Two alternative syntaxes are supported for compatibility with other database extensions (such as MySQL). The preferred form is the first, where the dbhandle parameter is the first parameter to the function.
Regardless of the query type, this function will return
FALSE if the
sqlite_query() returns a buffered, seekable result handle. This is useful for reasonably small queries where you need to be able to randomly access the rows. Buffered result handles will allocate memory to hold the entire result and will not return until it has been fetched. If you only need sequential access to the data, it is recommended that you use the much higher performance sqlite_unbuffered_query() instead.
SQLite will execute multiple queries separated by semicolons, so you can use it to execute a batch of SQL that you have loaded from a file or have embedded in a script. However, this works only when the result of the function is not used - if it is used, only the first SQL statement would be executed. Function sqlite_exec() will always execute multiple SQL statements.
When executing multiple queries, the return value of this function
FALSE if there was an error, but undefined otherwise (it might
TRUE for success or it might return a result handle).