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SQL DB Connection

Discussion in 'PHP' started by crath, Nov 3, 2008.

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    Do you think its smarter to have a function to connect to a mysql db, and call that from your main file, or to have the code right on the main file. I'm hearing mixed answers.

    Thanks to any help!
     
    crath, Nov 3, 2008 IP
  2. hworld

    hworld Peon

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    I would suggest abstracting out all functions for working with databases in its own file/class. This way you won't be duplicating code across your site, and you can just carry the class over to another project whenever needed.
     
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  3. crath

    crath Well-Known Member

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    hmm, that was something i was told before but I never really thought about it. thanks for getting me on the right track!
     
    crath, Nov 3, 2008 IP
  4. JEET

    JEET Notable Member

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    If going with a class, you can find many at phpclasses.org. :)
    regards
     
    JEET, Nov 3, 2008 IP
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    shineDarkly Banned

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    well, if its not really a big application you can just create a function or file that you can use all through your app, that way, when a database change occurs, you wont be editing each and every file.
     
    shineDarkly, Nov 3, 2008 IP
  6. maestria

    maestria Well-Known Member

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    when you have more than one file accessing the databases, you can create a seperate file which you can just include to access the database.
    Otherwise you can put that in the same file as the main script..
     
    maestria, Nov 4, 2008 IP