I suppose you could use "count( PDOStatement::fetchAll() )", but I understand your amazement.
mysql_num_rows() is specific to MySQL. He wants a PDO version. -----Original Message----- From: Micah Stevens [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2005 10:51 AM To: email@example.com Subject: Re: [PHP-DB] [PDO] Number of rows found by Select mysql_num_rows() On Tuesday 08 November 2005 5:17 am, Rob C wrote: > What is the recommended way to find the number of rows found by a SELECT > query? PDOStatement::rowCount() doesn't work with MySQL and is a bit > of a hack anyway. Doing a COUNT(*) before the SELECT is very hackish - > the data could have changed and it's an extra query. What is there > that's better than either of these? Is there any way to use COUNT(*) > without risking data change, such as inside a transaction? > > I'm amazed that there is no mysql_num_rows() equivilent, I get the > feeling that I'm missing something obvious. I can only presume there is > some technical limitation that I'm not appreciating, if anyone can shed > some light on this, I'd like to know. > > I'm new to both PDO and this mailing list, so please be gentle with me. > I'm using PDO 1.0RC2, PHP 5.0.5 and MySQL 4.1.15. > > Rob -- -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php