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Get field information (PHP 4, PHP 5, PECL odbtp:1.1.1-1.1.4)
object mssql_fetch_field ( resource result [, int field_offset] )

mssql_fetch_field() can be used in order to obtain information about fields in a certain query result.



The result resource that is being evaluated. This result comes from a call to mssql_query().


The numerical field offset. If the field offset is not specified, the next field that was not yet retrieved by this function is retrieved. The field_offset starts at 0.

Return Values

Returns an object containing field information.

The properties of the object are:

  • name - column name. if the column is a result of a function, this property is set to computed#N, where #N is a serial number.
  • column_source - the table from which the column was taken
  • max_length - maximum length of the column
  • numeric - 1 if the column is numeric
  • type - the column type.