dbOpen

Purpose

Opens a specified database connection using the current connection values.

Format

ret = dbOpen(db_id[, user_name, password])
Parameters:
  • db_id (scalar) – database connection index number.
  • user_name (string) – optional. user name for the database being connected to.
  • password (string) – optional. password associated with the specified user name for this database.
Returns:

ret (scalar) – 1 for success.

Examples

Set driver and host

// Adds "MYSQL"" to the list of database connections
db_id = dbAddDatabase("MYSQL");

// Set database connection's hostname
dbSetHostName(db_id, "localhost");

then, either

// Set database username
dbSetUserName(db_id, "test");

// Set database password
dbSetPassword(db_id, "password");

// Open database connection
ret = dbOpen(db_id);

or

/*
** Open database connection
** using optional username input `test`
** and optional password input `password`
*/
ret = dbOpen(db_id, "test", "password");