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mssql_connect

(PHP 4, PHP 5, PECL odbtp >= 1.1.1)

mssql_connectOpen MS SQL server connection

Description

resource mssql_connect ([ string $servername [, string $username [, string $password [, bool $new_link = false ]]]] )

mssql_connect() establishes a connection to a MS SQL server.

The link to the server will be closed as soon as the execution of the script ends, unless it's closed earlier by explicitly calling mssql_close().

Parameters

servername

The MS SQL server. It can also include a port number, e.g. hostname:port (Linux), or hostname,port (Windows).

username

The username.

password

The password.

new_link

If a second call is made to mssql_connect() with the same arguments, no new link will be established, but instead, the link identifier of the already opened link will be returned. This parameter modifies this behavior and makes mssql_connect() always open a new link, even if mssql_connect() was called before with the same parameters.

Return Values

Returns a MS SQL link identifier on success, or FALSE on error.

Changelog

Version Description
4.4.1 and 5.1.0 The new_link parameter was added

Examples

Example #1 mssql_connect() example

<?php
// Server in the this format: <computer>\<instance name> or 
// <server>,<port> when using a non default port number
$server 'KALLESPC\SQLEXPRESS';

// Connect to MSSQL
$link mssql_connect($server'sa''phpfi');

if (!
$link) {
    die(
'Something went wrong while connecting to MSSQL');
}
?>

See Also

PHP Manual