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SQLite3Stmt::getSQLGet the SQL of the statement


public SQLite3Stmt::getSQL ([ bool $expanded = FALSE ] ) : string

Retrieves the SQL of the prepared statement. If expanded is FALSE, the unmodified SQL is retrieved. If expanded is TRUE, all query parameters are replaced with their bound values, or with an SQL NULL, if not already bound.



Whether to retrieve the expanded SQL. Passing TRUE is only supported as of libsqlite 3.14.

Return Values

Returns the SQL of the prepared statement, or FALSE on failure.


If expanded is TRUE, but the libsqlite version is less than 3.14, an error of level E_WARNING or an Exception is issued, according to SQLite3::enableExceptions().


Example #1 Inspecting the expanded SQL

= new SQLite3(':memory:');
$stmt $db->prepare("SELECT :a, ?, :c");
$answer 42;

The above example will output something similar to:

string(24) "SELECT 'foo', '42', NULL"
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