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5.4.4 mysql_change_user()

mysql_change_user(MYSQL *mysql,
                  const char *user,
                  const char *password,
                  const char *db)


Changes the user and causes the database specified by db to become the default (current) database on the connection specified by mysql. In subsequent queries, this database is the default for table references that include no explicit database specifier.

mysql_change_user() fails if the connected user cannot be authenticated or does not have permission to use the database. In this case, the user and database are not changed.

Pass a db parameter of NULL if you do not want to have a default database.

This function resets the session state as if one had done a new connect and reauthenticated. (See Section 3.6.8, “Automatic Reconnection Control”.) It always performs a ROLLBACK of any active transactions, closes and drops all temporary tables, and unlocks all locked tables. It resets session system variables to the values of the corresponding global system variables, releases prepared statements, closes HANDLER variables, and releases locks acquired with GET_LOCK(). Clears any current query attributes defined as a result of calling mysql_bind_param(). These effects occur even if the user did not change.

To reset the connection state in a more lightweight manner without changing the user, use mysql_reset_connection().

Return Values

Zero for success. Nonzero if an error occurred.


The same that you can get from mysql_real_connect(), plus:


if (mysql_change_user(&mysql, "user", "password", "new_database"))
   fprintf(stderr, "Failed to change user.  Error: %s\n",