The function below works when I pass in a valid username and password and
returns '1'. When I pass a username and password that is not in the database
it still returns '1'. I have put some echo statements in for debugging and
the value of $numresult is always '1'. Does mysql_num_rows retain results in
memory or something like that or am I completely going down the wrong road?

  function VerifyLogin($user, $pass)

     $conn = $this->DB_Connect();

     $query = "select count(*) from users where "
               ."username = '$user' and "
               ."password = '$pass'";

     $result = mysql_query($query);

             echo 'Cannot run query.';
             echo 'user = ' .$user;
             echo 'pass = ' .$pass;
             echo 'query = ' .$query;
             echo 'result = ' .$result;
             $numresult = mysql_num_rows($result);
             echo 'numresult = ' .$numresult;
             $numresult = mysql_num_rows($result);
             echo 'numresult = ' .$numresult;

         //if a row exists we have a correct username/password
         if (mysql_num_rows($result) == 1)
            return 1;
         // else username and/or password is wrong
            return 0;

Thanks in advance


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