Saturday, October 26, 2002, 8:23:23 PM, you wrote:
JT> There's got to be a better way to go about this: I am constantly doing mysql
JT> queries where I am doing
JT> a count(), so a sample query would be like this: "select count(*) from
JT> database".  I'm expecting only
JT> ONE value back exactly, and that's the count results.  However, to get this
JT> data into a variable, i'm
JT> having to write code like this:

JT> $result = mysql_query("select count(*) from database", $db);
JT> $myrow = mysql_fetch_row($result);
JT> $staticvar += $myrow[0];

JT> $staticvar will never be an array, it's just a simple variable storing a
JT> number.  I *could* do it like this:

JT> $result = mysql_query("select * from database", $db);
JT> $staticvar += mysql_num_rows($result);

JT> However, the mysql query will be much, much slower if I do it like this.

JT> Basically, what I'm asking, is how to do something like:

JT> $staticvar += mysql_fetch_row($result);

JT> I want to eliminate step two, and I don't want to involve any temporary
JT> arrays when there's always just one
JT> value.  Any suggestions? Thanks a bunch!

(untested :)

$result = mysql_query("select count(*) as cnt from database", $db);
$staticvar += mysql_result($result,0,0);


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