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Executes a statement.


bool PDOStatement::execute ([ $input ] );  


$input: (Optional) An associative array containing the values for parameter markers.

Return Value

true on success, false otherwise.


Statements executed with PDOStatement::execute must first be prepared with PDO::prepare. See Direct Statement Execution and Prepared Statement Execution in the PDO_SQLSRV Driver for information on how to specify direct or prepared statement execution.

All values of the input parameters array are treated as PDO::PARAM_STR values.

If the prepared statement includes parameter markers, you must either call PDOStatement::bindParam to bind the PHP variables to the parameter markers or pass an array of input-only parameter values.

Support for PDO was added in version 2.0 of the Microsoft Drivers for PHP for SQL Server.


$database = "AdventureWorks";  
$server = "(local)";  
$conn = new PDO( "sqlsrv:server=$server ; Database = $database", "", "");  
$query = "select * from Person.ContactType";  
$stmt = $conn->prepare( $query );  
while ( $row = $stmt->fetch( PDO::FETCH_ASSOC ) ){  
   print "$row[Name]\n";  
echo "\n";  
$param = "Owner";  
$query = "select * from Person.ContactType where name = ?";  
$stmt = $conn->prepare( $query );  
while ( $row = $stmt->fetch( PDO::FETCH_ASSOC ) ){  
   print "$row[Name]\n";  


It is recommended to use strings as inputs when binding values to a decimal or numeric column to ensure precision and accuracy as PHP has limited precision for floating point numbers. The same applies to bigint columns, especially when the values are outside the range of an integer.

See Also

PDOStatement Class