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PHP : Function Reference : Microsoft SQL Server Functions : mssql_query

mssql_query

Send MS SQL query (PHP 4, PHP 5, PECL odbtp:1.1.1-1.1.4)
mixed mssql_query ( string query [, resource link_identifier [, int batch_size]] )

mssql_query() sends a query to the currently active database on the server that's associated with the specified link identifier.

Parameters

query

A SQL query.

link_identifier

A MS SQL link identifier, returned by mssql_connect() or mssql_pconnect().

If the link identifier isn't specified, the last opened link is assumed. If no link is open, the function tries to establish a link as if mssql_connect() was called, and use it.

batch_size

The number of records to batch in the buffer.

Return Values

Returns a MS SQL result resource on success, TRUE if no rows were returned, or FALSE on error.

Notes

Note:

If the query returns multiple results then it is necessary to fetch all results by mssql_next_result() or free the results by mssql_free_result() before executing next query.

Examples ( Source code ) mssql_query

<?php
// Connect to MSSQL
$link mssql_connect('MYPC\SQLEXPRESS''sa''phpPassword');

if(!
$link || !mssql_select_db('php'$link))
{
    die(
'Unable to connect or select database!');
}

// Do a simple query, select the version of 
// MSSQL and print it.
$version mssql_query('SELECT @@VERSION');
$row mssql_fetch_array($version);

echo 
$row[0];

// Clean up
mssql_free_result($version);
?>

Code Examples / Notes » mssql_query

labrat457_minusthispart!_*-*_!yahoo.com

You can run a stored proceedure AND get back a result set from mssql_query().  I figured this little trick out when I realized I couldn't use the mssql_init() function group for my stored procedure stuff as I needed datetime variables to be passed, and they are not supported.  However, you can "encapsulate" a snippet of stored procedure within a normal query that can be executed via mssql_query() and have a result value returned.  For example, here's a query which passes a store's local date and time to a stored procedure that converts it to the GMT values that is used internally by the rest of the database structure:
$temptime=time();
$storeid = 68;
$deptid = 70;
$StartDate = strftime("%b %d %Y %H:%M:%S",$temptime);
$spquery="
BEGIN
DECLARE @date datetime,
@GMreturn datetime
SELECT @date='$StartDate'
execute TZ_toGMT '$storeid','$deptid',@date,@GMreturn OUTPUT
SELECT @GMreturn
END";
Now, when $spquery is passed to mssql_query(), it will return with a value for @GMreturn, which can be parsed out with mssql_fetch_array() as with any other query.


jesse

While trying to return a @@IDENTITY after an INSERT statement, the only way I could get a valid return result was to encapsulate the query within an EXEC like so:
$result = mssql_query("
exec(\"
INSERT INTO Files
(ownerId, name, sizeKB, path)
VALUES ('$contactId', '$userfile_name', '$filesize', '$path')
SELECT @@IDENTITY as fileId\")
");
list($fileId) = mssql_fetch_row($result);
This returned the appropriate @@IDENTITY in a valid result set.  Not sure if mssql supports multiple inline commands or not.  But that assumption would back the useage of the EXEC command in order to execute these properly.


php

When using this function on Linux with the FreeTDS dblib driver, some system stored procedures can return NULL values. This is because Microsoft SQL Server also uses a Windows-specific variant type in addition to the standard SQL types... like VB & OLE variants. For example:
<?php
// this works fine on Windows (using ntwdblib.dll)
$r = mssql_query(
'SELECT SERVERPROPERTY(\'productversion\')'
);
// but, you might want to do this instead (for Linux portability)
$r = mssql_query(
'SELECT CAST(SERVERPROPERTY(\'productversion\') AS VARCHAR)'
);
?>


wraithgar

We are using --with-sybase=/opt/sybase-11.9.2/
We had a problem at first getting mssql results w/ a text field to return anything more than 4096 bytes.
The mssql.textlimit and mssql.textsize parameters in php.ini had no effect on this.
Turns out you can control this from the mssql end w/ one simple query
mssql_query("set textsize 65536");
Of course, 65536 is just an example, use whatever value you need to get back as a max.
We tested it and the setting stayed through the whole connection, no need to run that query before EVERY one of your real queries.  However, it didn't seem to retain across sessions.. (sorry, can't simply run the query once and forget about it)
Hope this helps others who are banging their head on a wall like we were.


taavi

watch out for mssql.timeout configuration value - if you dealing with scripts that take long time to run (backup managment, dts jobs), it might just stop running query in the middle without giving any php or sql error.

cusaacb

Using the latest version of freetds with support for tds ver 7.0.  I could not get more than 256 characters on varchar until I set the environment variable TDSVER=70.  
Then it correctly returns all of the field.


warwick dot barnes

Using PHP 4.3.9 and MSSQL Library 7.0, when I try to SELECT text from a column (field) defined as VARCHAR 8000 I get only the first 255 characters of the text - it's trucated for no apparent reason.
To get round this I changed the column type from VARCHAR 8000 to TEXT, but then the output was trucated to 4096 characters.
To fix this I changed two values in PHP.INI:
mssql.textlimit = 16384
mssql.textsize = 16384
Now my text is trucated to 16384 characters, which is big enough for me - but you can apparently use a value as large as 2147483647.


roger4a45

Using Aplication Role with PHP
Introduction
Aplication Role is a Microsoft SQL Server 2000 feature that allow to make control what "source" use your data. It means that you can allow select, inset or update operation from your PHP code and deny it from and ODBC source, Microsoft Access or any kind of application that want to use your data.
Scenario:
Imagina you have a DAtabase named MYDB. This DB has three table. TABLEA, TABLEB and TABLEC. Imagine that your user named 'nemesis' can access to TABLEA from anywhere but you want that from table B and C access from your PHP code.
Follow this steps
[From your MSSQL Administrator]
1 -. From your Database MYDB create a new role (Standard Role). Insert this user inside this role.
2 -. Edit permisions and deny any operation at TABLEB and TABLEC.
3 -. Create a new Role (Aplication Role). For intance  it named 'myaccess' with a password 'anypassword'.
4 -. Edit permisions and allow any operation you wish at TABLEB and TABLEC
[From your source] (I don't include any control errors to simplify source)
$s = mssql_connect('MYSERVER','nemesis','nemesispassword');
$b = mssql_select_db('MYDB',$s);
//This one activate application role. Any user permision are
//ignored. User permision are override with application role
// permisions.
$query = "EXEC sp_setapprole 'myaccess', 'anypassword'";
$b = mssql_query($query);
$result = mssql_query('SELECT * FROM TABLEB,$s);
[...]
Note: If you kill "$query = ..." you will find out that SELECT fails. If you insert that line $quey will be succeed. Now, nemesis only can take data from TABLEB and TABLEC through your PHP code. If he/She try to use that data through ODBC driver then he can not do it.
NOte: Application role drops when you make a mssql_close.


12-sep-2005 11:18

To get column of type datetime as varchar in format: "YYYY-MM-DD" you should use:
$query = "SELECT    
  CAST(DATEPART(YYYY,row_date) AS CHAR(4)) + '-'
    + RIGHT(CAST(100+DATEPART(MM,row_date) AS CHAR(3)),2) + '-'
    + RIGHT(CAST(100+DATEPART(DD,row_date) AS CHAR(3)),2) + '' AS row_date,
FROM TABLENAME WHERE id = '$id'";
(Where "row_date" is of type datetime)


jagos

This's note about mssql and truncating binary output from database (mostly image ...), i spent about 2 days tuning this stuff and fortunately i made the hit ...
   so if you're experiencing truncates of your binary data read from mssql database (it looks like incomplete, broken or even no images) check mssql section of your php.ini file and set values of mssql.textlimit and mssql.textsize variables to their maximum (2147483647) or at least bigger size than the default is ... so i hope it helps a bit, have a good time


cuzco

This one took me several days to figure out so I thought I'd post the solution to save others the hassle.
When using mssql_query with freetds inside a php class, you *MUST* include the "link_identifier" in the mssql_query() call otherwise all your queries will fail. This differs from MySQL where omitting the link identifier works without problem.
Here's an example class to illustrate the problem/solution
<?php
class MSSQLDB
{
var $db_connection;

// Constructor
function __construct($inFreeTDSServerName, $inUser, $inPassword, $inDatabaseName)
{
$this->db_connection = mssql_connect($inFreeTDSServerName, $inUser,$inPassword)
or die('Could not connect to '.$inFreeTDSServerName.' server');

mssql_select_db($inDatabaseName)
or die('Could not select to '.$inDatabaseName.' database');
}

// Generic query function
function query_database($inQuery)
{
// Always include the link identifier (in this case $this->db_connection) in mssql_query
$query_result = mssql_query($inQuery, $this->db_connection)
or die('Query failed: '.$inQuery);

if (strpos($inQuery, 'insert') === false)
{
// fetch the results as an array
$result = array();
while ($row = mssql_fetch_object($query_result))
{
$result[] = $row;
}

// dispose of the query
mssql_free_result($query_result);

// return result
return $result;
}
else
{
// dispose of the query
mssql_free_result($query_result);

// get the last insert id
$query = 'select SCOPE_IDENTITY() AS last_insert_id';
$query_result = mssql_query($query)
or die('Query failed: '.$query);

$query_result = mssql_fetch_object($query_result);

mssql_free_result($query_result);

return $query_result->last_insert_id;
}
}
}
?>
And to use the class with the following freetds.conf record
[SomeDatabaseServer]
host = somedbserver.com
port = 1433
tds version = 8.0
<?php
$db = new MSSQLDB('SomeDatabaseServer', 'user', 'password', 'database');
$query = "select * from table";
return $db->query_database($query);
?>


arthur dot mcgibbon

The mssql_execute etc. commands for stored procs do not seem to support a DATETIME type.
This means using mssql_query.
Now problems occur when you want to use parameters that have Input values and Output values.  SQL Server refuses to acknowledge the following...
declare @ret int, @i int
select @i = 25
exec @ret = testsp @Param1 = @i output
select @ret, @i
It doesn't like 2 select statements, even when the first is changed to "set".
To get round this, put the whole query into an exec command.
e.g.
mssql_query("exec('declare @ret int, @i int
select @i = 25
exec @ret = testsp @Param1 = @i output
select @ret, @i')"
This seems to work fine.


huberkev11

Solution for the following Error:
Warning: mssql_query() [function.mssql-query]: message: Unicode data in a Unicode-only collation or ntext data cannot be sent to clients using DB-Library (such as ISQL) or ODBC version 3.7 or earlier.
This is because you are using column types of like ntext instead of text.  There are 2 solutions.
1.  Change all ntext column types to text or
2.  Your query must look like: SELECT CAST(field1 AS TEXT) AS field1 FROM table


augustinus

Regarding the note of jesse at lostangel dot net, written on 17-Sep-2002 03:33 implementing the mysql_insert_id function for MSSQL I have a remark:
The example hasn't worked on my database server (SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition with SP3a, english) so i just left of the exec statement.
Instead I used:
$result = mssql_query("INSERT INTO STUFF(gaga,otherGaga) VALUES ('hello','apple'); SELECT @@IDENTITY as insertId;");
list ($gagaId) = mssql_fetch_row($result);


cuzco

Oops didn't follow my own advice...
The mssql_query() call in the "else" clause of the MSSQLDB->query_database class should be
<?php
$query_result = mssql_query($query, $this->db_connection)
or die('Query failed: '.$query);
?>


php

On certain server setups simply replacing a single quote with two single quotes will result in:
you\''d
I use the following function for single quote escaping quote for MSsql:
function escapeSingleQuotes($string){
//escapse single quotes
$singQuotePattern = "'";
$singQuoteReplace = "''";
return(stripslashes(eregi_replace($singQuotePattern, $singQuoteReplace, $string)));
}


patrick dot krecker

NOTE that the DB library that is internally driving these functions will NOT return more than 256 characters for data types varchar are char.  After SQL Server 7 they allowed for lengths of up to 8000, but never updated the library.  This drove me crazy for a day (all other connectivity worked from Java and C#, just not PHP).  So, switch your data type to text if you wish to have lengths more than 256 characters.
I believe this is not techinically considered a bug; I checked the bug reports section and all reports on this issue were closed with a message indicating this.


rizwan khan

MSSQL will not let you use TEXT data in the where clause, TEXT data is BLOG data, its max size is 2,147,483,647 bytes (each character occupies one byte).
The varchar and char can have max of 8000 characters, so you can use text data in a where clause if you convert as follows convert(varchar(8000),SOMETEXTDATA)
select * from tHistory where myNotes=convert(varchar(8000),SOMETEXTDATA)


me

Kelsey made a note that the only character that MSSQL needs "escaping" is the single quote ', and it done by using two single quotes ''.  You will want to make sure that, when using strings, you contain the strings in single quotes, since you can't escape double quotes.
In addition, you won't find a mssql_escape_string() function (though there are for other DB's, i.e. mysql_escape_string()), but using:
$escapedString = str_replace("'","''",$stringToEscape);
Will accomplish the same thing.


php

Just tried to give a string:
Welcome at Mike's   to the SQL Server:
He misinterpreted the \' as the end of the String.
MySQL will resolve  \' and not think that the String has ended.
You should replace the \' before constructing the MSSQL Query string.


aleks aleks

Just in case anyone is having problems with mssql_query calling a procedure, where the procedure has multiple SELECTs, INSERTs and/or UPDATEs and some do not return any kind of a result, but some do.
When trying to run mssql_query in that case an error: "Warning: mssql_fetch_array(): 1 is not a Sybase result index in ..." would result, or if one uses something like "SELECT @@IDENTITY" to return something for those statements an error: "Expected dbnextrow() to return NO_MORE_ROWS." would result.
A simple fix for the error(s) is to use "SET NOCOUNT ON" statement before any statements that do not return anything and then "SET NOCOUNT OFF" before any statements that do.
--Aleks


rizwan khan

Just explaining how to get date in YYYY-MM-DD format much easily, when you use convert function in SQL you usually give the format as one of the arguments. for example
select convert(varchar(20),getdate(),20)
select convert(varchar(20),getdate(),120)
will both return dates in yyyy-mm-dd hh:mi:ss(24h) format. you can also use
select convert(varchar(20),getdate(),21)
select convert(varchar(20),getdate(),121)
in yyyy-mm-dd hh:mi:ss.mmm(24h) formats.
So now when you have the date as string from either of the four convert functions you can either take the left part of the string or use a substring function to get the date in YYYY-MM-DD format.
following are few examples.
select left(convert(varchar(20),getdate(),20),10)
select left(convert(varchar(20),getdate(),120),10)
select left(convert(varchar(20),getdate(),21),10)
select left(convert(varchar(20),getdate(),121),10)
select substring(convert(varchar(20),getdate(),20),1,10)
select substring(convert(varchar(20),getdate(),20),1,10)
select substring(convert(varchar(20),getdate(),120),1,10)
select substring(convert(varchar(20),getdate(),21),1,10)
select substring(convert(varchar(20),getdate(),121),1,10)


tristanx3

It would appear that MSSQL will not let you use fields of the TEXT data type in WHERE clauses.
I tried running a simple query to get account data for a particular user based on email address, but the command was not returning any data.  I finally realized that this was because the emailaddress column was of the data type TEXT.  When I changed the WHERE clause in the query to test against a name, which was of type VARCHAR, the query worked perfectly.
I overcame this problem by converting the TEXT field to VARCHAR in the WHERE clause, as noted below:
<?php
### Field 'emailaddress' is of data type TEXT in the SQL database
# This would not work!
$sql = "SELECT * FROM accounts WHERE emailaddress = 'test@test.com'";
# Converting the data type inline solved the problem
$sql = "SELECT * FROM accounts WHERE CONVERT( VARCHAR, emailaddress ) = 'test@test.com'";
?>
This seems to have solved my problem, although I am still unsure of the limits (if any) to this solution.


muratyaman

It is annoying that MSSQL does not return proper error numbers.
For example: run a simple "INSERT INTO ..." query that will cause an error and see it.
All I get is:
Code:       HY000
Message: (below)
SQLSTATE[HY000]: General error: 10007 INSERT statement conflicted with COLUMN FOREIGN KEY constraint 'FK...'. The conflict occurred in database 'DB...', table 'TBL...', column 'COL...'. [10007] (severity 5) [INSERT INTO ... ]
'HY000' does not help me at all and same thing is returned for other errors as well. (I am not sure, but if 10007 is the number I am looking for, I do NOT want to parse the error messages. Then why do we have the notion of "err_code and err_message"?)
I think, running the following just after the 'failed' query may help:
$err = your_query_and_fetch_row_func ('select @@error');
Cheers!
Murat
P.S. Firebird rocks! ;)


dennis

In response to post from jesse at lostangel dot net from 18-Sep-2002:
INSERT ...
SELECT @@IDENTITY
may NOT work as desired!
While running multiple queries at the same time, you will get the last identity value generated, somewhere in your database.
If you need to know the identity value generated by your INSERT statement, use SCOPE_IDENTITY().


rzachris

If you're having problems trying to get data stored in a varchar column with more than 255 chars use CONVERT to change the data type to TEXT like this:
$query=mssql_query("SELECT table.id, CONVERT(TEXT, table.comment) AS comment FROM table");
Don't forget to set name for the column (AS comment) or you won't be able to retrieve the data ...


arnarb

If you'd like to store binary data, such as an image, in MSSQL, it's common to have problems with addslashes and co.
This is because the MSSQL parser makes a clear distinction between binary an character constants. You can therefore not easilly insert binary data with "column = '$data'" syntax like in MySQL and others.
The MSSQL documentation states that binary constants should be represented by their unquoted hexadecimal byte-string. That is.. to set the binary column "col" to contain the bytes 0x12, 0x65 and 0x35 you shold do "col = 0x126535" in you query.
I've successfully stored and retrieved jpeg images in a column with the "image" datatype. Here's how:
// storing a file
$datastring = file_get_contents("img.jpg");
$data = unpack("H*hex", $datastring);
mssql_query("insert into images (name, data)
        values ('img.jpg', 0x".$data['hex'].")");
// retrieving
$result = mssql_query("select data from images where name = 'img.jpg'");
$row = mssql_fetch_assoc($result);
header("Content-type: image/jpeg;");
echo $row['data'];
As you can see there is nothing to do with the image on they way out, just blurb out the buffer your recieve as with any other field type.


lance

If you want to update a "text" field > 1,000 odd characters you must use WRITETEXT or UPDATETEXT.. how you ask:
function mssql_updatetext($db_name, $table_name, $field_name, $where, $text) {
   // assume mssql db link already created etc
   $str_pos=0;
   $buffer_len = 1024;
   mssql_query("EXEC sp_dboption '{$db_name}', 'select into/bulkcopy', 'true'");
   while ($str_pos < strlen($text)) {
       $buffer = str_replace("'", "''", substr($text, $str_pos, $buffer_len)); // escape buffer
       mssql_query("DECLARE @ptrval binary(16)
                    SELECT  @ptrval = TEXTPTR($field)
                    FROM    [$table]
                    WHERE   $where
                    UPDATETEXT [{$table}].$field @ptrval $str_pos NULL $buffer");
       $str_pos += $buffer_len;
   }
   mssql_query("EXEC sp_dboption '$db_name', 'select into/bulkcopy', 'false'");
   
   return true;
}
// test it using "pubs" > pub_info.pr_info
mssql_updatetext(
   $db_name='pubs',
   $table_name='pub_info',
   $field_name='pr_info',
   $where='pub_id = 9999',
   $text=str_repeat("This is a long bit of text \r\n", 1000)
);


papaggel

If you try to INSERT a large string to a MSSQLServer 2000 table attribute of type nvarchar/varchar/text/nchar/char, but it is limited to the first 256 characters do the following:
1. Open Tools->SQL Query Analyzer
2. In SQL Query Analyzer
   i.   Go to Tools->Options
   ii.  Select the "Results" tab
   iii. Change "Maximum characters per column" to something else


andrei_mole

if you have a query that returns results in mssql, but run from php using mssql_query doesn't, check if you have any nvarchar fields and convert them to text using:
convert(text,nvarchar_field).


mir eder

If you are having problems with truncated text fields from ODBC queries (pe. at 4096 characters), try some of the following:
in php.ini:
- odbc.defaultlrl = 65536
in your php code, before your queries:
- ini_set ( 'odbc.defaultlrl' , '65536' );


15-apr-2006 12:35

If you are having problems with truncated text fields from mssql queries (pe. at 4096 characters), try some of the following:
in php.ini:
- mssql.textlimit = 65536
- mssql.textsize = 65536
in your php code, before your queries:
- mssql_query ( 'SET TEXTSIZE 65536' , $myConn );
- ini_set ( 'mssql.textlimit' , '65536' );
- ini_set ( 'mssql.textsize' , '65536' );


azrah

If you are experiencing TRUNCATING issues trying to return more than 4096 bytes on a VARCHAR field try converting it to text:
CONVERT(TEXT, Yourfield)
EX:
$sql->db_select("SELECT cc_main.cc_entry_id, CONVERT(TEXT, cc_main.comment) FROM cc_main");


andrei_mole

if anyone has faced a problem with displaying images from mssql image field it could be that they have an ole header put by sql.
here is an example. hope it helps:
<?php
$db=mssql_connect("server","user","pass");
$d=mssql_select_db("NorthWind", $db);
$sql = "SELECT Picture FROM Categories WHERE CategoryId=2";
$res = mssql_query($sql);
$row = mssql_fetch_array($res);
$data = $row['Picture'];
header("Content-Type: image/bmp");
//remove the ole header
$data = substr($data,78);
//print the pic in the browser
echo $data;
mssql_close();
?>


wind

Had a similar problem to Jesse
What I experienced with Microsoft SQLserver 2000 and PHP 4.1.2 was that if you execute a query consisting of multiple queries separated by a semicolon with mssql_query is that the queries themselves are executed but the connection is dropped immediately after that. It seems that the phpdriver doesn't count on this.
The EXEC solution (or maybe sp_executesql) works fine in these cases because to the db-library it is one statement.


pance -at- stratcom -dot- ca

DATE FORMATS
Format # Query (current date: 12/30/2006) Sample
1 select convert(varchar, getdate(), 1) 12/30/06
2 select convert(varchar, getdate(), 2) 06.12.30
3 select convert(varchar, getdate(), 3) 30/12/06
4 select convert(varchar, getdate(), 4) 30.12.06
5 select convert(varchar, getdate(), 5) 30-12-06
6 select convert(varchar, getdate(), 6) 30 Dec 06
7 select convert(varchar, getdate(), 7) Dec 30, 06
10 select convert(varchar, getdate(), 10) 12-30-06
11 select convert(varchar, getdate(), 11) 06/12/30
101 select convert(varchar, getdate(), 101) 12/30/2006
102 select convert(varchar, getdate(), 102) 2006.12.30
103 select convert(varchar, getdate(), 103) 30/12/2006
104 select convert(varchar, getdate(), 104) 30.12.2006
105 select convert(varchar, getdate(), 105) 30-12-2006
106 select convert(varchar, getdate(), 106) 30 Dec 2006
107 select convert(varchar, getdate(), 107) Dec 30, 2006
110 select convert(varchar, getdate(), 110) 12-30-2006
111 select convert(varchar, getdate(), 111) 2006/12/30

TIME FORMATS
8 or 108 select convert(varchar, getdate(), 8) 00:38:54
9 or 109 select convert(varchar, getdate(), 9) Dec 30 2006 12:38:54:840AM
14 or 114 select convert(varchar, getdate(), 14) 00:38:54:840


pance

DATE FORMATS
Format # Query (current date: 12/30/2006) Sample
1 select convert(varchar, getdate(), 1) 12/30/06
2 select convert(varchar, getdate(), 2) 06.12.30
3 select convert(varchar, getdate(), 3) 30/12/06
4 select convert(varchar, getdate(), 4) 30.12.06
5 select convert(varchar, getdate(), 5) 30-12-06
6 select convert(varchar, getdate(), 6) 30 Dec 06
7 select convert(varchar, getdate(), 7) Dec 30, 06
10 select convert(varchar, getdate(), 10) 12-30-06
11 select convert(varchar, getdate(), 11) 06/12/30
101 select convert(varchar, getdate(), 101) 12/30/2006
102 select convert(varchar, getdate(), 102) 2006.12.30
103 select convert(varchar, getdate(), 103) 30/12/2006
104 select convert(varchar, getdate(), 104) 30.12.2006
105 select convert(varchar, getdate(), 105) 30-12-2006
106 select convert(varchar, getdate(), 106) 30 Dec 2006
107 select convert(varchar, getdate(), 107) Dec 30, 2006
110 select convert(varchar, getdate(), 110) 12-30-2006
111 select convert(varchar, getdate(), 111) 2006/12/30

TIME FORMATS
8 or 108 select convert(varchar, getdate(), 8) 00:38:54
9 or 109 select convert(varchar, getdate(), 9) Dec 30 2006 12:38:54:840AM
14 or 114 select convert(varchar, getdate(), 14) 00:38:54:840


adamhooper

As with all _query() functions, if there is no database connection and mssql_connect() fails, the return value will be NULL (not false).

vollmer

As noted above you need to escape ' with '' in mssql, however while doing a large dataset migration I ran into an issue with \0 (NULL) in the strings breaking the query. I ended up writting the below small little function, I'm sure it could be done faster/better but it has served me well.
function sqlEscape($sql) {

       /* De MagicQuotes */
       $fix_str        = stripslashes($sql);
$fix_str = str_replace("'","''",$sql);
$fix_str = str_replace("\0","[NULL]",$fix_str);
return $fix_str;
} // sqlEscape


11-sep-2005 09:32

Another way how to use dates in queries:
$createdate="2005-01-30";
$query = "
DECLARE @newdate datetime;
SELECT @newdate=convert(varchar(100), '$createdate', 102);
INSERT INTO TABLE(NUMBER, DATE) VALUES ('$num', @newdate);"
and fire the query....


km

Another note for the archives:
If for some reason you aren't on a windows platform (using FreeTDS etc), or on a older windows platform and are having a hard time with unicode errors with ntext and images there are two things to do:
1) make sure you odbc drivers are up to date
:: or ::
2) make sure to convert any ntext or image fields in your select. If you need an image from a select then you are stuck with upgrading your odbc drivers if you are getting unicode errors.
Use mssql_field_type to get your field types however you want.
SELECT [Name], [UserID], [SomeValue], convert(TEXT, [Description]) FROM [MyDB.[dbo].[MyTable];


ben mullins

Although mssql_query does not support datetime paramaters with stored procedures, there is a simple way of getting around it.
Bind the parameter as a string i.e. SQLVARCHAR or SQLCHAR
mssql_bind($stmt, "@JoinDate", value, SQLVARCHAR, false,null,19);
and then use the sql server function CONVERT() in your stored procedure to convert the parameter to a datetime variable before using it.
SELECT @JD = convert(datetime,@JoinDate,103)


sbaetz

-- Phew -- I answered this myself...
The problem had NOTHING to do with mssql, or mysql for that matter.
For some reason when an image is held in a blob, and you want to display this within a browser, I found I had to do the following.
I had to create a mini-php page, that looks essentially like the following psuedo code...
<?php # mini.php
$id = $_GET['id'];
$q = "select image from table where id = $id";
$image = mssql_query($q);
header("content-type image/jpeg");
echo($image);
?>
and then include this snippet within the core display page like this:
<html>
blah blah..
<img src='mini.php&id=<?php print $targetid; ?>'>
</html>
and BANG! it worked...


haakon

>>> So, switch your data type to text if you wish to have lengths more than 256 characters
or use
$sql = "SELECT CONVERT(TEXT, FieldName) FROM Table"


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