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sybase_unbuffered_query

(PHP 4 >= 4.3.0)

sybase_unbuffered_query -- Send a Sybase query and do not block

Description

resource sybase_unbuffered_query ( string query, resource link_identifier)

Returns a positive Sybase result identifier on success, or FALSE on error.

sybase_unbuffered_query() sends a query to the currently active database on the server that's associated with the specified link identifier. If the link identifier isn't specified, the last opened link is assumed. If no link is open, the function tries to establish a link as if sybase_connect() was called, and use it.

Unlike sybase_query(), sybase_unbuffered_query() reads only the first row of the result set. sybase_fetch_array() and similar function read more rows as needed. sybase_data_seek() reads up to the target row. The behavior may produce better performance for large result sets.

sybase_num_rows() will only return the correct number of rows if all result sets have been read. To Sybase, the number of rows is not known and is therefore computed by the client implementation.

Note: If you don't read all of the resultsets prior to executing the next query, PHP will raise a warning and cancel all of the pending results. To get rid of this, use sybase_free_result() which will cancel pending results of an unbuffered query.

The optional store_result can be FALSE to indicate the resultsets should'nt be fetched into memory, thus minimizing memory usage which is particularily interesting with very large resultsets.

Example 1. sybase_unbuffered_query() example

<?php
       $dbh= sybase_connect('SYBASE', '', '');
       $q= sybase_unbuffered_query('select firstname, lastname from huge_table', $dbh, FALSE);
       sybase_data_seek($q, 10000);
       $i= 0;
       while ($row= sybase_fetch_row($q)) {
               echo $row[0].' '.$row[0];
               if ($i++ > 40000) break;
       }
       sybase_free_result($q);
       sybase_close($dbh);
 ?>

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