Developer Forums | About Us | Site Map


Web Host
site hosted by netplex

Online Manuals

XLIV. InterBase functions


InterBase is a popular database put out by Borland/Inprise. More information about InterBase is available at Oh, by the way, InterBase just joined the open source movement!

Note: Full support for InterBase 6 was added in PHP 4.0.

This database uses a single quote (') character for escaping, a behavior similar to the Sybase database, add to your php.ini the following directive:

magic_quotes_sybase = On



To enable InterBase support configure PHP --with-interbase[=DIR], where DIR is the InterBase base install directory, which defaults to /usr/interbase.

Note to Win32 Users: In order to enable this module on a Windows environment, you must copy gds32.dll from the DLL folder of the PHP/Win32 binary package to the SYSTEM32 folder of your windows machine. (Ex: C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32 or C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32). In case you installed the InterBase database server on the same machine PHP is running on, you will have this DLL already. Therfore you don't need to copy gds32.dll from the DLL folder.

Runtime Configuration

The behaviour of these functions is affected by settings in php.ini.

Table 1. InterBase configuration options

For further details and definition of the PHP_INI_* constants see ini_set().

Resource Types

Predefined Constants

The constants below are defined by this extension, and will only be available when the extension has either been compiled into PHP or dynamically loaded at runtime.


IBASE_TEXT (integer)


IBASE_WRITE (integer)

Access mode

IBASE_READ (integer)

Access mode


Isolation level


Isolation level


Isolation level (default)



IBASE_NOWAIT (integer)

Lock resolution

IBASE_WAIT (integer)

Lock resolution (default)


IBASE_DATE (integer)

IBASE_TIME (integer)

Table of Contents
ibase_add_user --  Add a user to a security database (only for IB6 or later)
ibase_affected_rows --  Return the number of rows that were affected by the previous query
ibase_blob_add --  Add data into a newly created blob
ibase_blob_cancel --  Cancel creating blob
ibase_blob_close --  Close blob
ibase_blob_create --  Create a new blob for adding data
ibase_blob_echo --  Output blob contents to browser
ibase_blob_get --  Get len bytes data from open blob
ibase_blob_import --  Create blob, copy file in it, and close it
ibase_blob_info --  Return blob length and other useful info
ibase_blob_open --  Open blob for retrieving data parts
ibase_close --  Close a connection to an InterBase database
ibase_commit_ret -- Commit a transaction without closing it
ibase_commit -- Commit a transaction
ibase_connect --  Open a connection to an InterBase database
ibase_delete_user --  Delete a user from a security database (only for IB6 or later)
ibase_drop_db --  Drops a database
ibase_errcode --  Return an error code
ibase_errmsg --  Return error messages
ibase_execute -- Execute a previously prepared query
ibase_fetch_assoc --  Fetch a result row from a query as an associative array
ibase_fetch_object -- Get an object from a InterBase database
ibase_fetch_row -- Fetch a row from an InterBase database
ibase_field_info --  Get information about a field
ibase_free_event_handler --  Cancels a registered event handler
ibase_free_query --  Free memory allocated by a prepared query
ibase_free_result -- Free a result set
ibase_modify_user --  Modify a user to a security database (only for IB6 or later)
ibase_name_result --  Assigns a name to a result set
ibase_num_fields --  Get the number of fields in a result set
ibase_num_params --  Return the number of parameters in a prepared query
ibase_param_info --  Return information about a parameter in a prepared query
ibase_pconnect --  Open a persistent connection to an InterBase database
ibase_prepare --  Prepare a query for later binding of parameter placeholders and execution
ibase_query -- Execute a query on an InterBase database
ibase_rollback_ret -- Roll back a transaction without closing it
ibase_rollback -- Roll back a transaction
ibase_set_event_handler --  Register a callback function to be called when events are posted
ibase_timefmt --  Sets the format of timestamp, date and time type columns returned from queries
ibase_trans -- Begin a transaction
ibase_wait_event --  Wait for an event to be posted by the database
Copyright 2004-2024 All rights reserved. Site hosted by NETPLEX