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Chatter elimination

From: Paul M Foster <paulf(at)quillandmouse(dot)com>
To: pgsql-php(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Chatter elimination
Date: 2006-03-30 04:09:29
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I have a php file called "coldstart.php" which is supposed to check if a 
  database exists, and if not create it, and create the tables 
associated with it. It attempts a pg_connect() with the database name 
and other parameters. The first time it's run, this call returns false, 
because the database doesn't exist. At that point, I connect to the 
template1 database and create my target database, etc. After this, I 
redirect to a different PHP script, using the header() directive.

This process works fine, insofar as it creates the database and tables. 
However, when the first pg_connect() is called with the name of the 
non-existent database, PostgreSQL/PHP dumps the following error message:

Warning: pg_connect(): Unable to connect to PostgreSQL server: FATAL: 
database "webcust" does not exist in /var/www/qmsi/webcust/db.php on line 39

Well and good. Except that when the script gets down to the header() 
call (after creating the database and tables), it has a problem, because 
headers have already been sent, in the form of the aforementioned error 
message. So it barfs right there.

So the question is: Is it possible to shut off this "chatter" that 
PostgreSQL/PHP puts out when an error such as this occurs?

Paul M. Foster


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