5.5.25 mysql_free_result

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Warning

This extension is deprecated as of PHP 5.5.0, and will be removed in the future. Instead, the MySQLi or PDO_MySQL extension should be used. See also MySQL: choosing an API guide and related FAQ for more information. Alternatives to this function include:

mysqli_free_result
Assign the value of NULL to the PDO object, or PDOStatement::closeCursor

Description

bool mysql_free_result(resource result);

mysql_free_result will free all memory associated with the result identifier result.

mysql_free_result only needs to be called if you are concerned about how much memory is being used for queries that return large result sets. All associated result memory is automatically freed at the end of the script's execution.

Parameters

result

The result resource that is being evaluated. This result comes from a call to mysql_query.

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

If a non-resource is used for the result, an error of level E_WARNING will be emitted. It's worth noting that mysql_query only returns a resource for SELECT, SHOW, EXPLAIN, and DESCRIBE queries.

Examples

Example 5.32 A mysql_free_result example


<?php
$result = mysql_query("SELECT id,email FROM people WHERE id = '42'");
if (!$result) {
    echo 'Could not run query: ' . mysql_error();
    exit;
}
/* Use the result, assuming we're done with it afterwards */
$row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result);

/* Now we free up the result and continue on with our script */
mysql_free_result($result);

echo $row['id'];
echo $row['email'];
?>

    


Notes

Note

For backward compatibility, the following deprecated alias may be used: mysql_freeresult

See Also

mysql_query
is_resource