Select your password field, and whatever other fields you need Use -mysql_num_rows() to capture the number of rows returned -mysql_data_seek() to position pointer on last row (remember indexing starts at 0) -mysql_fetch_row() or mysql_fetch_array(), your choice, to return the data.
One select. One bit of relational theory I always ignore, but have come to appreciate as I gain experience, is the virtue of having a unique key on every table in a database. If that's a key I can rely on to steadily increase in value, so much the better. Hope this helps and gets you out of your fix - Miles Thompson At 01:52 PM 1/23/2002 -0700, Zach Curtis wrote: >The last record should be whatever the last record is in the table. For >example, if there are 1000 records in the table which COUNT(*) will tell me, >how can I get the password for record 1000. The only thing I can do that >would probably work is two query statements, one selecting COUNT(*) and the >other selecting "password". What I don't like about this method is that I >would have to retrieve all of the passwords into an array, which I would >assume would be slow on larger tables. Ideally, I thought their would be a >way to do this operation in one select statement. Any thoughts? > > >Zach > >-----Original Message----- >From: DL Neil [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] >Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2002 1:11 PM >To: Zach Curtis; [EMAIL PROTECTED] >Subject: Re: [PHP-DB] # of Records in Table > > >Zach, > > > What syntax can I use to determine how many records are in a MySQL table >and > > then retrieve the value of the field "password" for the last record? I >tried > > using some combinations of COUNT(*) and LIMIT with no success. > > >SELECT COUNT(*) will answer the first part. What did you try that lacked >success? > >How do you define "last record"? We might need to see the table definition >to answer this. > >Regards, >=dn > > > > >-- >PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) >To unsubscribe, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] >For additional commands, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] >To contact the list administrators, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] For additional commands, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To contact the list administrators, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED]