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mysql_num_rows — Gets the number of rows in a MySQL result handle.


int mysql_num_rows(result_handle);
mysql result result_handle: Result handle returned by mysql_db_query() or mysql_query()


Integer; NULL on error


mysql_num_rows() returns the number of rows in the specified MySQL result handle.


PHP 3+, PHP 4+

See also

To find the number of fields in a row:


To find the number of rows affected by a query:



Example 822. Find out how many rows exist in a result handle

// Included code that connects to a MySQL server and sets a default database
// See the MySQL Functions chapter introduction for the source code for the file
include ('');

// Get the current time and UNIX timestamp
$query = "SELECT * FROM user";

// Suppress errors for each line below with a single at (@) symbol
$mysql_result = @ mysql_query ($query);
$num_rows = @ mysql_num_rows ($mysql_result);

// Use the strict comparison operator to check whether $num_rows contains NULL
if (NULL === $num_rows)
   die ("Query '$query' failed with error message: \"" . mysql_error () . '"');

echo "Query '$query' returned $num_rows row(s) of data.";

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