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Excerpts from this Manual mysql_select_db()

int mysql_select_db(MYSQL *mysql, const char *db)


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_select_db() fails unless the connected user can be authenticated as having permission to use the database.

Return Values

Zero for success. Nonzero if an error occurred.


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