Codeigniter:$query->free_result() when using active record?


after i have finished with my result set from a active record query in a CodeIgniter model, should I use $query->free_result() or does ActiveRecord automatically do that?

4/17/2018 5:27:02 PM

Accepted Answer

PHP will clean up everything after your script is done. However, if you have lots of queries in, say, a loop, the results will not be cleaned up after each iteration.

So, if you run lots of queries in a loop, you probably will want to free_result() to clear up memory. Otherwise, it's not necessary. See here for details:

11/10/2018 5:31:50 PM

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