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PDOStatement->columnCount()

Returns the number of columns in the result set ()

PDOStatement {
  int columnCount();
}

Use PDOStatement->columnCount() to return the number of columns in the result set represented by the PDOStatement object.

If the PDOStatement object was returned from PDO->query(), the column count is immediately available.

If the PDOStatement object was returned from PDO->prepare(), an accurate column count will not be available until you invoke PDOStatement->execute().

Return Values

Returns the number of columns in the result set represented by the PDOStatement object. If there is no result set, PDOStatement->columnCount() returns 0.

Examples

Example 1777. Counting columns

This example demonstrates how PDOStatement->columnCount() operates with and without a result set.

<?php
$dbh
= new PDO('odbc:sample', 'db2inst1', 'ibmdb2');

$sth = $dbh->prepare("SELECT name, colour FROM fruit");

/* Count the number of columns in the (non-existent) result set */
$colcount = $sth->columnCount();
print(
"Before execute(), result set has $colcount columns (should be 0)\n");

$sth->execute();

/* Count the number of columns in the result set */
$colcount = $sth->columnCount();
print(
"After execute(), result set has $colcount columns (should be 2)\n");

?>

The above example will output:

Before execute(), result set has 0 columns (should be 0)
After execute(), result set has 2 columns (should be 2)