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ibase_execute — Execute a prepared query


mixed ibase_execute(query[, bind]);
resource query: Query handle
mixed bind (optional): Variables to bind into parameter placeholders


Result set handle, TRUE if query wasn't SELECT but successful, FALSE on error


Executes a query prepared with ibase_prepare() . Since preparing a query for execution is quite an expensive operation, it pays off to prepare it only once and then execute the prepared query several times supplying it with variables to bind into parameter placeholders, if possible. This is a very effective technique when the query runs for example inside a loop and only some of its parameters change by each iteration.

The number of optional bind parameters must match the number of parameter placeholders (question marks) in the prepared query.

UPDATE, INSERT and DELETE queries return TRUE if they were successful, SELECT queries return a result set handle, even if the result set contains 0 rows. You'll have to check with ibase_fetch_row() or ibase_fetch_object() to see whether you actually got something back.


Available in PHP 3 since 3.0.6, PHP 4


Example 540. Execute a prepared query inside a loop

$db = ibase_connect('/path/to/employees.gdb') or die("Couldn't connect to database!");
// give a raise to the lucky ones
$query = ibase_prepare($db, 'UPDATE employees SET salary = salary + 100 WHERE emp_no = ?');
$lucky_ones = array(12, 65, 109);
foreach ($lucky_ones as $got_raise) {
    ibase_execute($query, $got_raise);

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