How can we fetch all the data from MySQL table by using mysql_fetch_array() function, returning an array with the numeric index, in PHP script?

The function mysql_fetch_array() will return an array with the numeric index if we use the constant MYSQL_NUM as the second argument to it. To illustrate it we are having the following example −


In this example, we are fetching all the records from a table named ‘Tutorials_tbl’ with the help of PHP script that uses mysql_fetch_array() function using MYSQL_NUM as the second argument in the following example −

   $dbhost = 'localhost:3036';
   $dbuser = 'root';
   $dbpass = 'rootpassword';
   $conn = mysql_connect($dbhost, $dbuser, $dbpass);
   if(! $conn ) {
      die('Could not connect: ' . mysql_error());
   $sql = 'SELECT tutorial_id, tutorial_title, tutorial_author, submission_date FROM tutorials_tbl';
   $retval = mysql_query( $sql, $conn );

   if(! $retval ) {
      die('Could not get data: ' . mysql_error());

   while($row = mysql_fetch_array($retval, MYSQL_NUM)) {
      echo "Tutorial ID :{$row[0]} <br> ".
         "Title: {$row[1]} <br> ".
         "Author: {$row[2]} <br> ".
         "Submission Date : {$row[3]} <br> ".
   echo "Fetched data successfully
";    mysql_close($conn); ?>