How to connect to 2 databases at the same time in PHP

I am trying to connect to 2 databases on the same instance of MySQL from 1 PHP script.

At the moment the only way I’ve figured out is to connect to both databases with a different user for each.

I am using this in a migration script where I am grabbing data from the original database and inserting it into the new one, so I am looping through large lists of results.

Connecting to 1 database and then trying to initiate a second connection with the same user just changes the current database to the new one.

Any other ideas?

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