When using php w/ an mssql db, is it preferable to use the mssql-specific db cmds (i.e. mssql_connect() etc.)?
Is there any good reason why one would use the odbc oriented commands (i.e. odbc_connect()) in this case?
Are the odbc oriented commands primarily provided for those dbs that have no built in db-specific commands? Or am I missing something here?
Also, a related question -- When trying to run w/ the mssql cmd set, I am always getting an error indicating "Call to undefined function: mssql_connect()"
(I've uncommented the "extension=php_mssql70.dll" in php.ini). The equivalent odbc routine works fine.
My environment is Xitami/php4/MSDE
Thanks for any advice.