(PHP 5, PHP 7 < 7.4.0)

ibase_blob_openOpen blob for retrieving data parts


ibase_blob_open(resource $link_identifier, string $blob_id): resource|false
ibase_blob_open(string $blob_id): resource|false

Opens an existing BLOB for reading.



An InterBase link identifier. If omitted, the last opened link is assumed.


A BLOB id.

Return Values

Returns a BLOB handle for later use with ibase_blob_get() or false on failure.

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Kevin Hamilton
18 years ago
While it is true that PHP4 allows only one parameter, it is not true that PHP5 allows only 2 parameters. The correct function signature for PHP5 should be:

resource ibase_blob_open([ resource link_identifier, ] string blob_id)

If a link_identifier is not provided, then the "default" link_identifier will be used. The default link identifier is assigned every time you call ibase_connect or ibase_pconnect, so if you have multiple connections it will be whichever was connected LAST.
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