Procedural php. Haven't had a chance to learn OOP. Would love to though. : /
I think I may be moling it a bit too. Guess I was hoping for an easy fix, don't 
judge me.. :P
Thanks for all your responses everyone. 


Karl DeSaulniers
Design Drumm

On Sep 14, 2014, at 2:48 AM, Lester Caine <> wrote:

> On 14/09/14 04:57, Karl DeSaulniers wrote:
>> Awesome, thanks for the link. I know even less about PDO then I do regular 
>> MySQL however.
>> I am hoping MySQLi isn't too far off a shoot. Just need to sit down with it 
>> all and figure out a path.
> PDO is still a bit of a grey area. It was intended to make changes
> between database engines more transparent, and MySQL to MySQLi is
> essentially just a different front end both targeting MySQL. The problem
> is that it only ever did half the job, trying to make the data returned
> 'transparent' while ignoring the SQL. Aziz's approach is one way of
> going, but just like the e_strict problems with PHP itself, it's the
> subtle changes to the language used which cause problems when
> 'translating' from one to the other. It will depend on the style of
> MySQL you are using currently as to how easy it is to 'translate'. My
> own database is Firebird which has SQL functions that have yet to appear
> in MySQL, some of those are exposed in MySQLi so you can ignore them
> when upgrading but it is always those fringe cases that take the most
> time to resolve? :(
> -- 
> Lester Caine - G8HFL

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