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  • Is it possible to access an existing (mysql) connection ?

    I would like to display some stuff using php, as part of the forums page(s). I am undecided if I shall be implementing this as part of the templates structure. I have a php script that opens a new connection to the database.

    Is it possible to use an existing database connection handle that vb uses for displaying its pages ? If so, how can I implement this ? A short example will be gratefully appreciated.

  • #2
    I think this belongs in the php section.
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    • #3
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      • #4
        If you run mysql_query() it automatically uses the last connection used by a query. Is it that what you mean?

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        • #5
          Or use..

          mysql_query("query", $connection);

          Assuming you've defined $connection
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