SQLConnect Context [SQLConnect Params]...[/SQLConnect]
Opens and persists a 'named' connection to a SQL server, for the durration of the template.

Generally speaking, the first step when using the SQL contexts is to make a connection to your database server. This is done with the [SQLConnect] context.

Example (normally you would put the following text into a .tpl file on your server and use a web browser to link to it):


[SQLConnect dbType=MySQL&host=192.168.1.1&database=SMSITest&uid=sa&pwd=pass&conn_var=conn1]
<table>
	<tr><td>Host:</td><td>[SQL_HOST]</td></tr>
	<tr><td>Server Version:</td><td>[SQL_SERVERVER]</td></tr>
	<tr><td>Client Version:</td><td>[SQL_CLIENTVER]</td></tr>
</table>
[/SQLConnect]

Parameter Description
dbtype
(Optional) - Can be one of three reserved values - MYSQL, MSSQL, or ORACLE - depending on the type of RDBMS you wish to connect to. If 'dbType' is not given, WebDNA defaults to MYSQL. For WebDNA 6.0, MYSQL is the only type supported.
host
(Required) - Either the IP Address or the host name of the database server you wish to connect to.
port
(Optional) - The non-standard/non-default port of the database host you wish to connect to; do not provide a value unless your database administrator has informed you that the you must use a specific port in order to connect to the server.
database
(Optional) - The name of the database to which you wish to connect; almost all the time you will want to provide a database name to connect to; if you do not supply the "database" parameter, the engine assumes you wish to connect to the RDBMS as admin in order to execute admin-type tasks, such as creating tables, etc.; please note that in this case you will more than likely only be required to provide admin credentials in order to connect successfully.
uid
(Optional) - The username credential you want to use to connect to the SQL server.
pwd
(Optional unless uid is used) - The password credential you want to use to connect to the SQL server.
conn_var ( or just 'var')
(Required) - the name of the connection variable that will be created on successful connection.

The following tags are available inside a [SQL] context:
Tag Description
 [SQL_HOST]
The IP Address/host name of the database server.
 [SQL_SERVERTYPE]
The type of the database server; types returned: MYSQL, MSSQL, or ORACLE.
 [SQL_SERVERVER]
The SQL database server version number.
 [SQL_CLIENTVER]
The version number of the client being used to connect to the database server.
 [SQL_DBNAME]
The name of the database you have connected to, if any

User Contributed Notes
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