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mysqli_stmt::attr_set -- mysqli_stmt_attr_setUsed to modify the behavior of a prepared statement


Object-oriented style

public mysqli_stmt::attr_set(int $attribute, int $value): bool

Procedural style

mysqli_stmt_attr_set(mysqli_stmt $statement, int $attribute, int $value): bool

Used to modify the behavior of a prepared statement. This function may be called multiple times to set several attributes.



Procedural style only: A mysqli_stmt object returned by mysqli_stmt_init().


The attribute that you want to set. It can have one of the following values:

Attribute values
Character Description
MYSQLI_STMT_ATTR_UPDATE_MAX_LENGTH Setting to true causes mysqli_stmt_store_result() to update the metadata MYSQL_FIELD->max_length value.
MYSQLI_STMT_ATTR_CURSOR_TYPE Type of cursor to open for statement when mysqli_stmt_execute() is invoked. value can be MYSQLI_CURSOR_TYPE_NO_CURSOR (the default) or MYSQLI_CURSOR_TYPE_READ_ONLY.
MYSQLI_STMT_ATTR_PREFETCH_ROWS Number of rows to fetch from server at a time when using a cursor. value can be in the range from 1 to the maximum value of unsigned long. The default is 1.

If you use the MYSQLI_STMT_ATTR_CURSOR_TYPE option with MYSQLI_CURSOR_TYPE_READ_ONLY, a cursor is opened for the statement when you invoke mysqli_stmt_execute(). If there is already an open cursor from a previous mysqli_stmt_execute() call, it closes the cursor before opening a new one. mysqli_stmt_reset() also closes any open cursor before preparing the statement for re-execution. mysqli_stmt_free_result() closes any open cursor.

If you open a cursor for a prepared statement, mysqli_stmt_store_result() is unnecessary.


The value to assign to the attribute.

Return Values

Returns true on success or false on failure.


If mysqli error reporting is enabled (MYSQLI_REPORT_ERROR) and the requested operation fails, a warning is generated. If, in addition, the mode is set to MYSQLI_REPORT_STRICT, a mysqli_sql_exception is thrown instead.

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chad 0x40 digitellinc 0x2e com
15 years ago
This is basically a wrapper for mysql_stmt_attr_set in the MySQL C API:
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