[snip] Jay Blanchard wrote: > [snip] > Is the database selection necessary, or is that implied with a SELECT or > other SQL command? > [/snip] > > It depends on the database (as you have seen in many of the responses), > but there is a way to keep from doing this if the database is ANSI > compliant using proper SQL syntax; > > SELECT a.foo, a.bar > FROM myDatabase.myTable a > WHERE you set other conditions here > > All that is required is that you establish a connection to a server.
If I recall correctly, this will cause issues with replication in MySQL... insofar as you perform amodifying query. [/snip] You're correct with regards to queries that modify on replicated systems. If all you're doing is gathering data then this will work just fine, is somewhat self-documenting (especially in lengthier code containers), and very flexible. It also leaves the selection in the database's hands, and as we almost always say, "let the database do the work when it can". If you are not using replicated systems you can set up your modifying queries the same way. -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php