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mysql_num_fieldsLiefert die Anzahl der Felder in einem Ergebnis


int mysql_num_fields ( resource $result )

Liefert die Anzahl der Felder von einer Abfrage.



Das Ergebnis Ressource, das ausgewertet wird. Dieses Ergebnis kommt von einem Aufruf von mysql_query().


Gibt die Anzahl der Felder in dem Ergebnis resource bei Erfolg zurückIm Fehlerfall wird FALSE zurückgegeben..


Beispiel #1 A mysql_num_fields() Beispiel

mysql_query("SELECT id,email FROM people WHERE id = '42'");
if (!
$result) {
'Konnte Abfrage nicht ausführen: ' mysql_error();

/* Gibt 2 zurück, da id,email === zwei Felder */
echo mysql_num_fields($result);



Für die Abwärtskompatibiliät kann der folgende veraltete Alias verwendet werden: mysql_numfields()

Siehe auch

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User Contributed Notes 5 notes

tharkey at tharkey dot net
10 years ago
You can use it without a requete, just to list the fields :

$liste_champs = mysql_list_fields ( $Base, $Table, $connexion);

for ($i=0; $i < mysql_num_fields ($l_champs); $i++) {
                        echo ( mysql_field_name ($l_champs, $i) );
                        echo (' / ');
matt at iwdt dot net
12 years ago
here's one way to print out a row of <th> tags from a table
NOTE: i didn't test this

$result = mysql_query("select * from table");

for ($i = 0; $i < mysql_num_fields($result); $i++) {
    print "<th>".mysql_field_name($result, $i)."</th>\n";

post a comment if there's an error
php at jezusisheer dot nl
7 years ago
Note that, if you want to get the amount of columns of a table and you're using the "SHOW COLUMNS FROM $table" query, you will have to use mysql_num_rows() instead of mysql_num_fields() on the result. This becomes logical when thinking about it, because the SHOW COLUMNS query returns a result with six columns (Field, Type, Null, Key, Default and Extra) and with a single row for every column found. If you'd count the number of fields, you'd always get 6. If you count the number of rows, you'll get the amount of columns found.
apass AT passmoore DOT com
11 years ago
Adding to the last comment: you can dynamically loop through any number of  columns AND rows like so-

$query="your SQL";
$result=mysql_query($query) or die("Query ($query) sucks!");

echo "<table>\n<tr>";
for ($i=0; $i < mysql_num_fields($result); $i++) //Table Header
{ print "<th>".mysql_field_name($result, $i)."</th>"; }
echo "</tr>\n";
while ($row = mysql_fetch_row($result)) { //Table body
echo "<tr>";
    for ($f=0; $f < $fields; $f++) {
    echo "<td>$row[$f]</td>"; }
echo "</tr>\n";}
echo "</table><p>";

This has been tested.
bwark at stanford dot edu
13 years ago
If you just want the number of fields in a table, you can do something like this:

= mysql_connet();
$result = mysql_query("DESCRIBE [tableName], $db_id);

$numFields = mysql_num_rows($result);

Because "
DESCRIBE" returns one row for each field in the table (at least in MySQL), this will work.
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