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dbal::sql_query –– Run an SQL Query

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  1. resource dbal::sql_query ( string $query , int $cache_ttl )

For selecting basic data from the database, the function sql_query() is enough. If you want to use any variable in your query, you should use (If it isn't a integer) dbal::sql_escape to be sure the data is safe. Defined in dbal_* class.


Parameter Usage
query Contains the SQL query which shall be executed.
cache_ttl (Optional) Either 0 to avoid caching or the time in seconds which the result shall be kept in cache.

Return Values

Returns a result object or FALSE on failure.

The returned result resource should be passed to $db->sql_fetchrow(), $db->sql_fetchrowset() or other functions for dealing with result tables, to access the returned data.


Example #1

Basic usage.

$integer 0;
$data "This is ' some data";

$sql 'SELECT *
    FROM ' 
    WHERE post_id = ' 
. (int) $integer 
        AND post_text = '" 
$db->sql_escape($data) . "'";
$result $db->sql_query($sql);

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