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mysqli_query

Performs a query on the database (PHP 5)
mixed mysqli_query ( mysqli link, string query [, int resultmode] )

Procedural style:

Object oriented style (method):

mysqli {
  mixed query(string query,
              int resultmode);

}

Performs a query against the database.

Functionally, using this function is identical to calling mysqli_real_query() followed either by mysqli_use_result() or mysqli_store_result().

Parameters

link

Procedural style only: A link identifier returned by mysqli_connect() or mysqli_init()

query

The query string.

resultmode

Either the constant MYSQLI_USE_RESULT or MYSQLI_STORE_RESULT depending on the desired behavior. By default, MYSQLI_STORE_RESULT is used.

If you use MYSQLI_USE_RESULT all subsequent calls will return error Commands out of sync unless you call mysqli_free_result()

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure. For SELECT, SHOW, DESCRIBE or EXPLAIN mysqli_query() will return a result object.

Examples

Example 1537. Object oriented style

<?php
$mysqli
= new mysqli("localhost", "my_user", "my_password", "world");

/* check connection */
if (mysqli_connect_errno()) {
   
printf("Connect failed: %s\n", mysqli_connect_error());
   exit();
}

/* Create table doesn't return a resultset */
if ($mysqli->query("CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE myCity LIKE City") === TRUE) {
   
printf("Table myCity successfully created.\n");
}

/* Select queries return a resultset */
if ($result = $mysqli->query("SELECT Name FROM City LIMIT 10")) {
   
printf("Select returned %d rows.\n", $result->num_rows);

   
/* free result set */
   
$result->close();
}

/* If we have to retrieve large amount of data we use MYSQLI_USE_RESULT */
if ($result = $mysqli->query("SELECT * FROM City", MYSQLI_USE_RESULT)) {

   
/* Note, that we can't execute any functions which interact with the
      server until result set was closed. All calls will return an
      'out of sync' error */
   
if (!$mysqli->query("SET @a:='this will not work'")) {
       
printf("Error: %s\n", $mysqli->error);
   }
   
$result->close();
}

$mysqli->close();
?>


Example 1538. Procedural style

<?php
$link
= mysqli_connect("localhost", "my_user", "my_password", "world");

/* check connection */
if (mysqli_connect_errno()) {
   
printf("Connect failed: %s\n", mysqli_connect_error());
   exit();
}

/* Create table doesn't return a resultset */
if (mysqli_query($link, "CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE myCity LIKE City") === TRUE) {
   
printf("Table myCity successfully created.\n");
}

/* Select queries return a resultset */
if ($result = mysqli_query($link, "SELECT Name FROM City LIMIT 10")) {
   
printf("Select returned %d rows.\n", mysqli_num_rows($result));

   
/* free result set */
   
mysqli_free_result($result);
}

/* If we have to retrieve large amount of data we use MYSQLI_USE_RESULT */
if ($result = mysqli_query($link, "SELECT * FROM City", MYSQLI_USE_RESULT)) {

   
/* Note, that we can't execute any functions which interact with the
      server until result set was closed. All calls will return an
      'out of sync' error */
   
if (!mysqli_query($link, "SET @a:='this will not work'")) {
       
printf("Error: %s\n", mysqli_error($link));
   }
   
mysqli_free_result($result);
}

mysqli_close($link);
?>


The above example will output:

Table myCity successfully created.
Select returned 10 rows.
Error: Commands out of sync;  You can't run this command now