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5.4.55 mysql_options4()

mysql_options4(MYSQL *mysql,
               enum mysql_option option,
               const void *arg1,
               const void *arg2)


mysql_options4() is similar to mysql_options() but has an extra fourth argument so that two values can be passed for the option specified in the second argument.

The following list describes the permitted options, their effect, and how arg1 and arg2 are used.

  • MYSQL_OPT_CONNECT_ATTR_ADD (argument types: char *, char *)

    This option adds an attribute key-value pair to the current set of connection attributes to pass to the server at connect time. Both arguments are pointers to null-terminated strings. The first and second strings indicate the key and value, respectively. If the key is empty or already exists in the current set of connection attributes, an error occurs. Comparison of the key name with existing keys is case-sensitive.

    Key names that begin with an underscore (_) are reserved for internal use and should not be created by application programs. This convention permits new attributes to be introduced by MySQL without colliding with application attributes.

    mysql_options4() imposes a limit of 64KB on the aggregate size of connection attribute data it accepts. For calls that cause this limit to be exceeded, a CR_INVALID_PARAMETER_NO error occurs. Attribute size-limit checks also occur on the server side. For details, see Performance Schema Connection Attribute Tables, which also describes how the Performance Schema exposes connection attributes through the session_connect_attrs and session_account_connect_attrs tables.

    See also the descriptions for the MYSQL_OPT_CONNECT_ATTR_RESET and MYSQL_OPT_CONNECT_ATTR_DELETE options in the description of the mysql_options() function.

  • MYSQL_OPT_USER_PASSWORD (argument types: unsigned int *, char *)

    This option specifies the password for a multifactor authentication factor (see Multifactor Authentication).

    The first argument points to an unsigned int variable that should have a value of 1, 2, or 3 to indicate the factor for which the password is being specified. The second argument points to a character string that provides the password value.

    This option was added in MySQL 8.0.27.

Return Values

Zero for success. Nonzero if you specify an unknown option.



This example demonstrates the calls that specify connection attributes:

MYSQL mysql;

mysql_options(&mysql,MYSQL_OPT_CONNECT_ATTR_RESET, 0);
mysql_options4(&mysql,MYSQL_OPT_CONNECT_ATTR_ADD, "key1", "value1");
mysql_options4(&mysql,MYSQL_OPT_CONNECT_ATTR_ADD, "key2", "value2");
mysql_options4(&mysql,MYSQL_OPT_CONNECT_ATTR_ADD, "key3", "value3");
mysql_options(&mysql,MYSQL_OPT_CONNECT_ATTR_DELETE, "key1");
if (!mysql_real_connect(&mysql,"host","user","passwd","database",0,NULL,0))
    fprintf(stderr, "Failed to connect to database: Error: %s\n",