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smf_db_initiate

Description

Sets up all of the "$smcFunc['db_" variables and values.

Syntax

mixed smf_db_initiate ()



Return value

Expected type: Mixed
Description:

Possible types
Allowed values Description
Null Returned if the connection failed and $db_options['non_fatal'] is true
Resource If connection was successful, returns $connection, a MySQL connection resource


Notes

  • Sets up all the $smcFunc functions and variables for MySQL databases
  • Actually connects to the database
  • Returns null or dies with an error if there's a problem connecting, depending on $db_options['non_fatal']
  • Returns $connection, a MySQL connection resource, if connection was successful
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