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PHP mysqli_select_db() Function

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Example

Change the default database for the connection:

<?php
$con=mysqli_connect("localhost","my_user","my_password","my_db");
// Check connection
if (mysqli_connect_errno())
  {
  echo "Failed to connect to MySQL: " . mysqli_connect_error();
  }

// ...some PHP code for database "my_db"...

// Change database to "test"
mysqli_select_db($con,"test");

// ...some PHP code for database "test"...

mysqli_close($con);
?>

Definition and Usage

The mysqli_select_db() function is used to change the default database for the connection.


Syntax

mysqli_select_db(connection,dbname);

Parameter Description
connection Required. Specifies the MySQL connection to use
dbname Required. Specifies the default database to be used

Technical Details

Return Value: TRUE on success. FALSE on failure
PHP Version: 5+


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