mysql_select_db is not necessary but it does make writing queries easier since you don't have to specify which database in each query.

Take care,

On Aug 11, 2009, at 11:23 PM, Allen McCabe wrote:

I have seen different scripts for working with SQL, and most follow the same
method with on difference.

Variables are defined (host, password, etc.)
mysql_connect command

//then, the difference

mysql_select_db command

//back to common

$sql = "SELECT ... "
$result = mysql_query($ql)

Is the database selection necessary, or is that implied with a SELECT or
other SQL command?

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