After a bit of research:

Rick Emery wrote:

> $result = mysql_query(.....)'
> mysql_num_rows($result)

    Hrm, this is resulting in:

<b>Warning</b>:  Supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in
<b>./index.php</b> on line <b>16</b><br>

        Rightfully so.  mysql_query() will only return true/false for UPDATEs
indicating failure/success.  And, it's perfectly normal for it to be TRUE even
if absolutely nothing was changed in the DB - the query was successful.  And
mysql_num_rows($result) fails because $result=1 (assuming the query was valid).

        So, I need a different way to approach this so I can get some type of
indication that something did change in the DB, or whether no records were
found in the first place.

        I'd hate to have to do this in two steps, first query the DB with a SELECT
statement, and if something was found, then do an UPDATE.

        Anyone have any other ideas?

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