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Runtime Configuration

The behaviour of these functions is affected by settings in php.ini.

Unified ODBC Configuration Options
Name Default Changeable Changelog
odbc.default_db * NULL PHP_INI_ALL  
odbc.default_user * NULL PHP_INI_ALL  
odbc.default_pw * NULL PHP_INI_ALL  
odbc.allow_persistent "1" PHP_INI_SYSTEM  
odbc.check_persistent "1" PHP_INI_SYSTEM  
odbc.max_persistent "-1" PHP_INI_SYSTEM  
odbc.max_links "-1" PHP_INI_SYSTEM  
odbc.defaultlrl "4096" PHP_INI_ALL  
odbc.defaultbinmode "1" PHP_INI_ALL  
odbc.default_cursortype "3" PHP_INI_ALL Available as of PHP 5.3.0

Note: Entries marked with * are not implemented yet.

For further details and definitions of the PHP_INI_* modes, see the Where a configuration setting may be set.

Here's a short explanation of the configuration directives.

odbc.default_db string

ODBC data source to use if none is specified in odbc_connect() or odbc_pconnect().

odbc.default_user string

User name to use if none is specified in odbc_connect() or odbc_pconnect().

odbc.default_pw string

Password to use if none is specified in odbc_connect() or odbc_pconnect().

odbc.allow_persistent boolean

Whether to allow persistent ODBC connections.

odbc.check_persistent boolean

Check that a connection is still valid before reuse.

odbc.max_persistent integer

The maximum number of persistent ODBC connections per process.

The maximum number of ODBC connections per process, including persistent connections.

odbc.defaultlrl integer

Handling of LONG fields. Specifies the number of bytes returned to variables.

When an integer is used, the value is measured in bytes. Shorthand notation, as described in this FAQ, may also be used.
odbc.defaultbinmode integer

Handling of binary data.

odbc.default_cursortype integer

Controls the ODBC cursor model. Possible values are SQL_CURSOR_FORWARD_ONLY, SQL_CURSOR_KEYSET_DRIVEN, SQL_CURSOR_DYNAMIC and SQL_CURSOR_STATIC (default).

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