(PHP 3 >= 3.0.6, PHP 4, PHP 5)
Open a persistent connection to an InterBase database
( [string database [, string username [, string password [, string charset [, int buffers [, int dialect [, string role [, int sync]]]]]]]] )
ibase_pconnect() acts very much like
ibase_connect() with two major differences.
First, when connecting, the function will first try to find a
(persistent) link that's already opened with the same parameters.
If one is found, an identifier for it will be returned instead of
opening a new connection. Second, the connection to the InterBase
server will not be closed when the execution of the script ends.
Instead, the link will remain open for future use
(ibase_close() will not close links established
by ibase_pconnect()). This type of link is
therefore called 'persistent'.
buffers was added in PHP 4.0.0.
dialect was added in PHP 4.0.0. It is
functional only with InterBase 6 and versions higher than that.
role was added in PHP 4.0.0. It is
functional only with InterBase 5 and versions higher than that.
See also ibase_close() and
ibase_connect() for the meaning of
parameters passed to this function. They are exactly the same.