Allocates a new statement handle on the specified connection.
An Oracle connection identifier, returned by oci_connect or oci_pconnect.
Returns a new statement handle, or false on error.
In PHP versions before 5.0.0 you must use ocinewcursor instead. This name still can be used, it was left as alias of oci_new_cursor for downwards compatability. This, however, is deprecated and not recommended.