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Connectors and APIs Manual  /  MySQL and PHP  /  MySQL Improved Extension

7.3 MySQL Improved Extension

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The mysqli extension allows you to access the functionality provided by MySQL 4.1 and above. More information about the MySQL Database server can be found at

An overview of software available for using MySQL from PHP can be found at Section 7.3.1, “Overview”

Documentation for MySQL can be found at

Parts of this documentation included from MySQL manual with permissions of Oracle Corporation.

Examples use either the world or sakila database, which are freely available.