PHP | mysqli_get_client_version() Function

PHP mysqli_get_client_version() Function


Hello folks! welcome back to another edition of our tutorial on PHP. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be discussing about the PHP mysqli_get_client_version() Function.

The built-in PHP mysqli_get_client_version() function returns the version number of the underlying MYSQL client.

Syntax

Following below is the syntax to use this function -

mysqli_get_client_version($con);


Parameter Details

Sr.NoParameter & Description
1

con(Mandatory)

This is an object representing a connection to MySQL Server.


Return Value

This built-in PHP function returns an integer value representing the version of underlying MYSQL client library.

PHP Version

This built-in PHP function was first introduced in PHP version 5 and works in all the later versions.

Example1

The following below is an example which demonstrates the usage of PHP mysqli_get_client_veraion() function (in a procedural style) -

<?php
   //Client library version
   $version = mysqli_get_client_version();
   print("Client Library Version Number: ".$version);
?>

Output

When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -

Client Library Version Number: 70405

Example2

In an object oriented style the syntax of this function is $con->client_version. Following is the example of this function in an object oriented style -

<?php
   //Creating a connection
   $con = new mysqli("localhost", "root", "password", "mydb");

   //Client library version number
   $version = $con->client_version;
   print("Client Library Version Number: ".$version);

   //Closing the connection
   $con -> close();
?>

Output

When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -

Client Library Version Number: 70405

Example3

Now let us try invoking this function by passing the optional parameter (connection object) -

<?php
   //Creating a connection
   $con = mysqli_connect("localhost", "root", "password", "mydb");

   //Client library version
   $version = mysqli_get_client_version($con);
   print("Client Library Version Number: ".$version);

   //Closing the connection
   mysqli_close($con);
?>

Output

When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -

Client Library Version Number: 70405

Example4

Try the following example below -

<?php
   $connection_mysql = mysqli_connect("localhost", "root", "password", "mydb");
   
   if (mysqli_connect_errno($connection_mysql)){
      print("Failed to connect to MySQL: ".mysqli_connect_error());
   }
   print(mysqli_get_client_version($connection_mysql));
   
   mysqli_close($connection_mysql);
?>

Output

When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -

70405


Alright guys! This is where we are rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial, we will discuss about the PHP mysqli_get_connection_stats() Function.

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