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#1 halben


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Posted 12 September 2013 - 07:17 PM



I'm new to this forum and I'm looking for some assistance.




I have the following code: (just a quick example)




try {

      // import Soap client



      // connect to 3rd party DB

      $3rd_db_client = new Something($one, $two, $three);


     // Do some more stuff


} catch(exception $e) {

  echo $e->getMessage() ;







My question is, does the catch{ exit; } close the DB connection? 

#2 Drongo_III


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Posted 12 September 2013 - 07:41 PM

Generally a connection to a database will close when the script stops executing.

So exiting the script would in theory close the connection.

However there are database specific functions for closing the connection which are more appropriate - e.g mysqli_close. Equivalents exist for pdo etc.

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 07:58 PM

Only if you get an error in your try block.
Use a finally { exit; } block.
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Posted 12 September 2013 - 08:56 PM

Thanks guys. Fast reply, I'm liking this forum!

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