int exec(string statement);
PDO->exec() executes an SQL statement in a single function call, returning the number of rows affected by the statement.
PDO->exec() does not return results from a SELECT statement. For a SELECT statement that you only need to issue once during your program, consider issuing PDO->query(). For a statement that you need to issue multiple times, prepare a PDOStatement object with PDO->prepare() and issue the statement with PDOStatement->execute().
This function may
FALSE, but may also return a non-Boolean value which
FALSE, such as
"". Please read the section on Booleans for more
information. Use the ===
operator for testing the return value of this
$db->exec() or die($db->errorInfo());
Count the number of rows deleted by a DELETE statement with no WHERE clause.
$dbh = new PDO('odbc:sample', 'db2inst1', 'ibmdb2');
/* Delete all rows from the FRUIT table */
$count = $dbh->exec("DELETE FROM fruit WHERE colour = 'red'");
/* Return number of rows that were deleted */
print("Deleted $count rows.\n");
The above example will output:
Deleted 1 rows.