How to write PHP script to fetch data, based on some conditions, from MySQL table?

If we want to fetch conditional data from MySQL table then we can write WHERE clause in SQL statement and use it with a PHP script. While writing the PHP script we can use PHP function mysql_query(). This function is used to execute the SQL command and later another PHP function mysql_fetch_array() can be used to fetch all the selected data. This function returns a row as an associative array, a numeric array, or both. This function returns FALSE if there are no more rows. To illustrate it we are having the following example −


In this example we are writing a PHP script that will return all the records from the table named ‘tutorial_tbl’ for which the author name is Sanjay

   $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
      WHERE tutorial_author = "Sanjay"';

   $retval = mysql_query( $sql, $conn );
   if(! $retval ) {
      die('Could not get data: ' . mysql_error());
   while($row = mysql_fetch_array($retval, MYSQL_ASSOC)) {
      echo "Tutorial ID :{$row['tutorial_id']} <br> ".
         "Title: {$row['tutorial_title']} <br> ".
         "Author: {$row['tutorial_author']} <br> ".
         "Submission Date : {$row['submission_date']} <br> ".
   echo "Fetched data successfully
";    mysql_close($conn); ?>

Updated on: 22-Jun-2020


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