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ora_logon — Connects to an Oracle database.


resource ora_logon(user, password);
string user: Username
string password: Password


Connection handle; FALSE on error


Logs a user onto an Oracle database. The connection handle is passed on to other Oracle functions.

If connecting locally, only user and password need to be supplied, and the SID is taken from the ORACLE_SID environment variable. If a remote connection is required using SQL*Net, specify the SID as derived from TNSNAMES.ORA following the username, in the format username@SID. The connection is automatically closed at the end of script execution if ora_logoff() is not called.


As of versions 3.0 and 4.0


Example 893. Connect to an Oracle database

// open a connection
if (!$db = @ora_logon("dev@ORCL","dev")) {
        $error = ora_error();
        printf("There was an error connecting. Error was: %s", $error);

$curs = ora_open($db);
ora_parse($curs,"SELECT * FROM phone_numbers");

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