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pg_send_query - Sends asynchronous query
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pg_send_query( PgSql\Connection$connection, string$query ): int|bool

pg_send_query sends a query or queries asynchronously to the connection. Unlike pg_query, it can send multiple queries at once to PostgreSQL and get the results one by one using pg_get_result.

Script execution is not blocked while the queries are executing. Use pg_connection_busy to check if the connection is busy (i.e. the query is executing). Queries may be cancelled using pg_cancel_query.

Although the user can send multiple queries at once, multiple queries cannot be sent over a busy connection. If a query is sent while the connection is busy, it waits until the last query is finished and discards all its results.



An PgSql\Connection instance.


The SQL statement or statements to be executed.

Data inside the query should be properly escaped.

Return Values

Returns true on success, false or 0 on failure. Use pg_get_result to determine the query result.


Version Description
8.1.0 The connection parameter expects an PgSql\Connection instance now; previously, a resource was expected.

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