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Description

Select a database for use

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Syntax

select($database)
Parameter Name Default Value Description
$database $database

Returns

boolean True if the database has been successfully selected

Defined in

libraries/joomla/database/database/mysql.php

Importing

jimport( 'joomla.database.database.mysql' );

Source Body

function select($database)
{
        if ( ! $database )
        {
                return false;
        }
 
        if ( !mysql_select_db( $database, $this->_resource )) {
                $this->_errorNum = 3;
                $this->_errorMsg = 'Could not connect to database';
                return false;
        }
 
        // if running mysql 5, set sql-mode to mysql40 - thereby circumventing strict mode problems
        if ( strpos( $this->getVersion(), '5' ) === 0 ) {
                $this->setQuery( "SET sql_mode = 'MYSQL40'" );
                $this->query();
        }
 
        return true;
}

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Examples

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