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ibase_execute -- Execute a previously prepared query


resource ibase_execute ( resource query [, int bind_args])

Execute a query prepared by ibase_prepare(). If the query raises an error, returns FALSE. If it is successful and there is a (possibly empty) result set (such as with a SELECT query), returns a result identifier. If the query was successful and there were no results, returns TRUE.

This is a lot more effective than using ibase_query() if you are repeating a same kind of query several times with only some parameters changing.

Example 1. ibase_execute() example

    $updates = array(
        1 => 'Eric',
        5 => 'Filip',
        7 => 'Larry'

    $query = ibase_prepare("UPDATE FOO SET BAR = ? WHERE BAZ = ?");

    while (list($baz, $bar) = each($updates)) {
        ibase_execute($query, $bar, $baz);

Note: In PHP 5.0.0 and up, this function returns the number of rows affected by the query (if > 0 and applicable to the statement type). A query that succeeded, but did not affect any rows (eg. an UPDATE of a non-existent record) will return TRUE.

See also ibase_query().

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