pg_connect() opens a connection to a
PostgreSQL database specified by the
If a second call is made to pg_connect() with
connection_string as an existing connection, the
existing connection will be returned unless you pass
The old syntax with multiple parameters $conn = pg_connect("host", "port", "options", "tty", "dbname") has been deprecated.
connection_string can be empty to use all default parameters, or it
can contain one or more parameter settings separated by whitespace.
Each parameter setting is in the form keyword = value. Spaces around
the equal sign are optional. To write an empty value or a value
containing spaces, surround it with single quotes, e.g., keyword =
'a value'. Single quotes and backslashes within the value must be
escaped with a backslash, i.e., \' and \\.
The currently recognized parameter keywords are:
requiressl (deprecated in favor of
service. Which of these arguments exist depends
on your PostgreSQL version.
If PGSQL_CONNECT_FORCE_NEW is passed, then a new connection
is created, even if the
connection_string is identical to
an existing connection.
Example 1. Using pg_connect()