The key field is the password field, which is also the field that I would like to retrieve for that last record.
Zach -----Original Message----- From: DL Neil [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2002 2:08 PM To: Zach Curtis Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [PHP-DB] # of Records in Table Zach, How can this "last record" be identified? Is there a key field or something similar? Again: We might need to see the table definition to answer this. Please advise, =dn ----- Original Message ----- From: "Zach Curtis" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "DL Neil" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent: 23 January 2002 20:49 Subject: RE: [PHP-DB] # of Records in Table > 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]