mysqli_fetch_field

mysqli_fetch_field

(PHP 5)

mysqli_fetch_field

(no version information, might be only in CVS)

result->fetch_field -- Returns the next field in the result set

Description

Procedural style:

object mysqli_fetch_field ( mysqli_result result )

Object oriented style (method):

class mysqli_result {

object fetch_field ( void )

}

The mysqli_fetch_field() returns the definition of one column of a result set as an object. Call this function repeatedly to retrieve information about all columns in the result set. mysqli_fetch_field() returns FALSE when no more fields are left.

Return Values

Returns an object which contains field definition information or FALSE if no field information is available.

Table 1. Object properties

PropertyDescription
nameThe name of the column
orgnameOriginal column name if an alias was specified
tableThe name of the table this field belongs to (if not calculated)
orgtableOriginal table name if an alias was specified
defThe default value for this field, represented as a string
max_lengthThe maximum width of the field for the result set.
lengthThe width of the field, as specified in the table definition.
charsetnrThe character set number for the field.
flagsAn integer representing the bit-flags for the field.
typeThe data type used for this field
decimalsThe number of decimals used (for integer fields)

Examples

Example 1. Object oriented style

<?php
$mysqli
= new mysqli("localhost", "my_user", "my_password", "world");

/* check connection */
if (mysqli_connect_errno()) {
    
printf("Connect failed: %s\n", mysqli_connect_error());
    exit();
}

$query = "SELECT Name, SurfaceArea from Country ORDER BY Code LIMIT 5";

if (
$result = $mysqli->query($query)) {

    
/* Get field information for all columns */
    
while ($finfo = $result->fetch_field()) {

        
printf("Name:     %s\n", $finfo->name);
        
printf("Table:    %s\n", $finfo->table);
        
printf("max. Len: %d\n", $finfo->max_length);
        
printf("Flags:    %d\n", $finfo->flags);
        
printf("Type:     %d\n\n", $finfo->type);
    }    
    
$result->close();
}

/* close connection */
$mysqli->close();
?>

Example 2. Procedural style

<?php
$link
= mysqli_connect("localhost", "my_user", "my_password", "world");

/* check connection */
if (mysqli_connect_errno()) {
    
printf("Connect failed: %s\n", mysqli_connect_error());
    exit();
}

$query = "SELECT Name, SurfaceArea from Country ORDER BY Code LIMIT 5";

if (
$result = mysqli_query($link, $query)) {

    
/* Get field information for all fields */
    
while ($finfo = mysqli_fetch_field($result)) {

        
printf("Name:     %s\n", $finfo->name);
        
printf("Table:    %s\n", $finfo->table);
        
printf("max. Len: %d\n", $finfo->max_length);
        
printf("Flags:    %d\n", $finfo->flags);
        
printf("Type:     %d\n\n", $finfo->type);
    }
    
mysqli_free_result($result);
}

/* close connection */
mysqli_close($link);
?>

The above example will output:

Name:     Name
Table:    Country
max. Len: 11
Flags:    1
Type:     254

Name:     SurfaceArea
Table:    Country
max. Len: 10
Flags:    32769
Type:     4
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