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mysqli::select_db

mysqli_select_db

(PHP 5)

mysqli::select_db -- mysqli_select_dbSelects the default database for database queries

Description

Object oriented style

bool mysqli::select_db ( string $dbname )

Procedural style

bool mysqli_select_db ( mysqli $link , 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 #1 mysqli::select_db example

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();
?>

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 examples will output:

Default database is test.
Default database is world.

See Also

PHP Manual