bool oci_set_action(resource $connection, string $action_name)
Sets the action name for Oracle tracing.
The action name is registered with the database when the next 'roundtrip' from PHP to the database occurs, typically when an SQL statement is executed.
The action name can subsequently be queried from database administration views such as V$SESSION. It can be used for tracing and monitoring such as with V$SQLAREA and DBMS_MONITOR.SERV_MOD_ACT_STAT_ENABLE.
The value may be retained across persistent connections.
TRUE on success or
FALSE on failure.
- resource $connection: An Oracle connection identifier, returned by oci_connect(), oci_pconnect(), or oci_new_connect().
- string $action_name: User chosen string up to 32 bytes long.
Example #1 Setting the action
$c = oci_connect('hr', 'welcome', 'localhost/XE');
// Record the action
oci_set_action($c, 'Friend Lookup');
// Code that causes a roundtrip, for example a query:
$s = oci_parse($c, 'select * from dual');
// While the script is running, the administrator can see the actions // being performed: sqlplus system/welcome SQL> select action from v$session;
- Oracle version requirement This function is available when PHP is linked with Oracle Database libraries from version 10g onwards.