On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 12:38 AM, Scott Baker <bak...@canbytel.com> wrote:
> On 07/02/2012 03:34 PM, Matijn Woudt wrote:
>> Why the #### would you want to return 2 columns with the same name?
>> To be short, there's no such function, so you have to:
>> 1) Rename one of the columns
>> 2) or, use fetch_row with numerical indexes instead of fetch_assoc.
> My "real world" scenario was this
> SELECT a.CustID, b.*
> FROM Customer a
> WHERE a.CustID = 1234;
> In that case, there was a record in Customer, but not in Sales. Sales
> returned CustID as NULL, which overwrote the one from Customer.
> It was my mistake, and the SQL was easily fixed. But it woulda been nice
> to have PHP realize there was a dupe when it was building that array to
> return to me.

Which makes me wonder, why are you returning a.CustID, if b includes
CustID too and a.CustID == b.CustID?

As to why there are no checks,.. I guess it's just that it's not a
common error. And after all, all it does is set a value in an array
twice, that doesn't result in warnings elsewhere (thank god ;))

- Matijn

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