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PHP mysqli_stmt_num_rows() Function


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Definition and Usage

The mysqli_stmt_num_rows() function accepts a statement object as a parameter and returns the number of rows in the result set of the given statement.

Syntax

mysqli_stmt_num_rows($stmt)

Parameters

Sr.No Parameter & Description
1

stmt(Mandatory)

This is an object representing a statement executing an SQL query.

Return Values

PHP mysqli_stmt_num_rows() function returns an integer value indicating the number of rows in the resultset returned by the statement.

PHP Version

This function was first introduced in PHP Version 5 and works works in all the later versions.

Example

Following example demonstrates the usage of the mysqli_stmt_num_rows() function (in procedural style) −

<?php
   $con = mysqli_connect("localhost", "root", "password", "mydb");

   mysqli_query($con, "CREATE TABLE Test(Name VARCHAR(255), AGE INT)");
   print("Table Created.....\n");
   mysqli_query($con, "insert into Test values('Raju', 25),('Rahman', 30),('Sarmista', 27)");
   print("Records Inserted.....\n");

   //Reading records
   $stmt = mysqli_prepare($con, "SELECT * FROM Test");

   //Executing the statement
   mysqli_stmt_execute($stmt);

   mysqli_stmt_store_result($stmt);

   //Number of rows
   $count = mysqli_stmt_num_rows($stmt);

   print("Number of rows in the table: ".$count."\n");

   //Closing the statement
   mysqli_stmt_close($stmt);

   //Closing the connection
   mysqli_close($con);
?>

This will produce following result −

Table Created.....
Records Inserted.....
Number of rows in the table: 3

Example

In object oriented style the syntax of this function is $con->num_rows; Following is the example of this function in object oriented style $minus;

<?php
   //Creating a connection
   $con = new mysqli("localhost", "root", "password", "mydb");

   $con -> query("CREATE TABLE Test(Name VARCHAR(255), AGE INT)");
   print("Table Created.....\n");
   $con -> query("insert into Test values('Raju', 25),('Rahman', 30),('Sarmista', 27)");
   print("Records Inserted.....\n");

   $stmt = $con -> prepare( "SELECT * FROM Test");

   //Executing the statement
   $stmt->execute();

   $stmt->store_result();

   //Number of rows
   $count = $stmt ->num_rows;
   print("Rows affected ".$count);

   //Closing the statement
   $stmt->close();

   //Closing the connection
   $con->close();
?>

This will produce following result −

Table Created.....
Records Inserted.....
Number of rows in the table: 3

Example

Assume we have created a table named cricketers with the following data $minus;

mysql> select * from cricketers;
+----+------------+------------+---------------+----------------+
| ID | First_Name | Last_Name  | Date_Of_Birth | Place_Of_Birth |
+----+------------+------------+---------------+----------------+
|  1 | Shikhar    | Dhawan     | 1981-12-05    | Delhi          |
|  2 | Jonathan   | Trott      | 1981-04-22    | CapeTown       | 
|  3 | Kumara     | Sangakkara | 1977-10-27    | Matale         |
|  4 | Virat      | Kohli      | 1988-11-05    | Delhi          |
|  5 | Rohit      | Sharma     | 1987-04-30    | Nagpur         |
|  6 | Ravindra   | Jadeja     | 1988-12-06    | Nagpur         |
+----+------------+------------+---------------+----------------+
6 rows in set (0.07 sec)

If you try to invoke this function directly, since the results haven't stored yet, it returns 0

<?php
   $con = mysqli_connect("localhost", "root", "password", "mydb");

   //Reading records
   $stmt = mysqli_prepare($con, "SELECT * FROM cricketers");

   //Executing the statement
   mysqli_stmt_execute($stmt);

   print("Number of rows in the table: ".mysqli_stmt_num_rows($stmt));

   //Closing the statement
   mysqli_stmt_close($stmt);

   //Closing the connection
   mysqli_close($con);
?>

This will produce following result −

Number of rows in the table: 0
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