[freetds] Re: Problem with return value from PHP's mssql_query() when calling a stored procedure that returns an empty result set
fdsubs at axelero.hu
Wed Mar 31 19:32:42 EST 2004
On Apr 1, 2004, at 1:37, Michael Sims wrote:
While the change in behavior is certainly noteworthy, and hopefully the
developers will have an idea, if I read your description right, it's
not a serious problem and you shouldn't be too concerned.
All PHP *_query functions are supposed to have three possible results:
1. bool false if the query failed
2. bool true if the query succeeded and that's all the information
there is (for example a successful UPDATE or DELETE)
3. a result resource
There are countless ways in PHP to differentiate the three from each
other, the easiest are probably:
1. $result === false
2. $result === true
I have used both the sybase_ct and the mssql extensions with no real
problems, they are definitely not known to be any less reliable than
--with-mssql is the current recommendation as it ensures source
compatibility with PHP on Windows, which of course might not be a
concern to you.
Note that the current version of PHP is 4.3.5 and there were changes in
the Sybase extension, though probably unrelated.
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