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Last updated: Tue, 19 Sep 2006


(PHP 4 >= 4.2.0, PHP 5)

pg_last_error -- Get the last error message string of a connection


string pg_last_error ( [resource connection] )

pg_last_error() returns the last error message for a given connection.

Error messages may be overwritten by internal PostgreSQL (libpq) function calls. It may not return an appropriate error message if multiple errors occur inside a PostgreSQL module function.

Use pg_result_error(), pg_result_error_field(), pg_result_status() and pg_connection_status() for better error handling.

Note: This function used to be called pg_errormessage().



PostgreSQL database connection resource. When connection is not present, the default connection is used. The default connection is the last connection made by pg_connect() or pg_pconnect().

Return Values

A string containing the last error message on the given connection, or FALSE on error.


Example 1. pg_last_error() example

  $dbconn = pg_connect("dbname=publisher") or die("Could not connect");

  // Query that fails
  $res = pg_query($dbconn, "select * from doesnotexist");
  echo pg_last_error($dbconn);

Last updated: Tue, 19 Sep 2006