5.5.33 mysql_list_fields

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Warning

This function was deprecated in PHP 5.4.0, and it and the entire original MySQL extension was removed in PHP 7.0.0. Instead, use either the actively developed MySQLi or PDO_MySQL extensions. See also the MySQL: choosing an API guide and its related FAQ entry for additional information. Alternatives to this function include:

SQL Query: SHOW COLUMNS FROM sometable

Description

resource mysql_list_fields(string database_name,
                           string table_name,
                           resource link_identifier= =NULL);

Retrieves information about the given table name.

This function is deprecated. It is preferable to use mysql_query to issue an SQL SHOW COLUMNS FROM table [LIKE 'name'] statement instead.

Parameters

database_name

The name of the database that's being queried.

table_name

The name of the table that's being queried.

link_identifier

The MySQL connection. If the link identifier is not specified, the last link opened by mysql_connect is assumed. If no such link is found, it will try to create one as if mysql_connect was called with no arguments. If no connection is found or established, an E_WARNING level error is generated.

Return Values

A result pointer resource on success, or FALSE on failure.

The returned result can be used with mysql_field_flags, mysql_field_len, mysql_field_name and mysql_field_type.

Examples

Example 5.40 Alternate to deprecated mysql_list_fields


<?php
$result = mysql_query("SHOW COLUMNS FROM sometable");
if (!$result) {
    echo 'Could not run query: ' . mysql_error();
    exit;
}
if (mysql_num_rows($result) > 0) {
    while ($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result)) {
        print_r($row);
    }
}
?>

    

The above example will output something similar to:


Array
(
    [Field] => id
    [Type] => int(7)
    [Null] =>  
    [Key] => PRI
    [Default] =>
    [Extra] => auto_increment
)
Array
(
    [Field] => email
    [Type] => varchar(100)
    [Null] =>
    [Key] =>
    [Default] =>
    [Extra] =>
)

    


Notes

Note

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

See Also

mysql_field_flags
mysql_info