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ibase_prepare — Prepare a query for execution


resource ibase_prepare([link], query);
resource link (optional): Connection or transaction handle
string query: Query to be prepared


Query handle, FALSE on error


Prepares a query for later execution with ibase_execute() . Optional parameter link can be a connection handle from either ibase_connect() or ibase_pconnect() , in which case the query executes in the context of the default transaction on the specified connection, or a specific transaction opened with ibase_trans() . Defaults to default transaction on last opened connection.

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.


Available in PHP 3 since 3.0.6, PHP 4


Example 548. Preparing a query

$db = ibase_connect('/opt/interbase/examples/employee.gdb') or die("Couldn't connect to database!");
// We are going to raise the minimum salary for several job categories.
// Since this is going to be a very expensive operation, let's at least
// save some processor cycles by preparing the query beforehand...
$rs = ibase_prepare($db, 'update job set min_salary = min_salary + 30 where job_code = ?');

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