(PHP 4, PHP 5, PECL odbtp >= 1.1.1)

mssql_pconnectApre una connessione persistente con MS SQL


mssql_pconnect ([ string $nome_server [, string $nome_utente [, string $password ]]] ) : int

La funzione restituisce: o un identificativo di connessione persistente, o FALSE se si verifica un errore.

La funzione mssql_pconnect() agisce come mssql_connect() tranne che per due differenze.

Prima differenza, quando si cerca di stabilire la connessione, la funzione per prima cosa cerca di trovare una connessione (persistente) già aperta verso lo stesso server, con i medesimi utenti e password. Se ne viene trovata una, la funzione restituisce l'identificativo di quella connessione, invece di stabilirne una nuova.

Seconda differenza, la connessione con il server SQL non verrà chiusa al termine dello script. Il collegamento resterà aperto per utilizzi futuri (la funzione mssql_close() non chiude i collegamenti aperti da mssql_pconnect()).

Per questo motivo questo tipo di collegamento viene definito 'persistente'.

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m1tk4 at hotmail dot com
18 years ago
Be careful with pconnect!

Platform: RH Linux 7.3, PHP 4.2.1. FreeTDS.

pconnect does give you better time than connect (about 0.25-0.4 seconds gain) BUT:

- occasionally, I've experienced "quirks" when fetch() would randomly return empty recordsets from stored procedurest that can_not return empty recordsets by definition.

- if you restart MSSQL server while some of the connections did not time out, next pconnect() will not establish a new connection! It will return an old one, so next time you do execute() or query() your script will just _hang_ until timeouted by Apache.

All of the above I believe are FreeTDS problems, not PHP. I wonder if somebody with PHP+Sybase lib got pconnect to work.
kagaku at gmail dot com
8 years ago
Be careful when utilizing mssql_pconnect to connect to multiple databases on the same server using different credentials. For example:

/* first connection */
$conn1 = mssql_pconnect('production-server','sa','1234');

$row = mssql_query('select top 10 * from invoices', $conn1);

/* open another connection, same server different */
$conn2 = mssql_pconnect('production-server','loweruser','6789');


Results in the error:

PHP Warning:  mssql_select_db(): Unable to select database:  someotherdb

I suspect mssql_pconnect detects a connect opened to "production-server" and just re-uses it, regardless of whether or not the credentials are the same. We did not notice this until consolidating two different MSSQL servers onto one server with two databases with different users/permissions. Reverting back to mssql_connect() solves the problem.
dave at dontspamme dot com
16 years ago
If you are running PHP/Apache combination on a Windows machine that is part of a domain, using NT Authentication to connect to a MS SQL Server, you must to do the following things:

1) Turn NT Authentication On (under MSSQL in php.ini)
2) Configure the Apache service to run as the user that is authorized to access the MS SQL server.

Hope this helps save someone the time that it took me to track down!
php at rawhide dot cjb dot net
19 years ago
One should not that persistent connections are not persistent under a CGI interface.
php at burntpopcorn dot net
16 years ago
Please note that mssql_pconnect creates a connection for the pool for *each process*. If you have "ThreadsPerChild" set to 50 in apache, and mssql.max_procs set to 25 in php, then eventually you will get mssql_pconnect failing to give you a connection to the database. This has stumped me for quite a while, and the answer finally presented itself thanks to the people in #php.
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