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Old 04-02-2008, 08:31 AM   #1
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Question Php and MySQL Whats this New stuff (Mysqli)?


Hi All,
I've been beginning to delve into the world of mysql and php, and looking at it again now i'm seeing things like mysqli being i believe something php have created as an edition to the latest php and mysql versions. I'm not understanding quite how this works...basically i believe previously to get php working and talk to mysql you required to have mysql installed on ther server php was running on so you were able to build php to use the mysql client libraries used for connections to the remote MySQL server. Now am i right in thinking this is no longer the case and that php can be built with some form of mysql stuff (mysqli) and various other bits, and i don't need to run up MySQL client libraries at all to enable php to connect to Mysql. Is this correct does that all sound about right. i'm a little new to the MySQL php thing so some guidance is appreciated.

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ps - i believe its php's replacement to mysql libraries however if you require it you can also still have php build with the libraries as well and therefore have both methods available to use, the extra functions the php mysqli stuff provides as well as the normal method. If that sounds along the correct lines?
 
Old 04-03-2008, 12:46 PM   #2
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If you use MySQL 4.1 or higher, than use MySQLi. It's just improved interface to MySQL, hence 'i'.
 
Old 04-03-2008, 12:53 PM   #3
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MySQLi is an improved database layer for PHP 5 and MySQL 4.1+.
It is recommended that MySQLi be used if your MySQL server is at version 4.1 or higher !

Gentoo

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Old 04-03-2008, 01:25 PM   #4
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perhaps i wasn't quite clear enough what i'm really trying to find out is if installing php with mysqli is all i need to do to be able to get php and mysql working together or if i still need to point php at the ./configure point to the mysql client libraries??

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Old 04-04-2008, 09:51 AM   #5
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Yes.

Installing PHP with mysqli enabled is all you need to start coding.
 
Old 04-04-2008, 10:59 AM   #6
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thanks...thats kind of how i understood it but i'm just making sure.

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