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SQLite count rows in table

SQLite count rows in table

SQLite count rows in table

I simply want to count the number of rows in a table. I have:

$query = 'SELECT count(*) FROM talks;';

but then how do I get the result of the select? I'm using PDO.


RE: SQLite count rows in table

I've tried

$query = 'SELECT count(*) FROM talks;';
$result = $db->query($query);

which I assume is much the same thing? But then I need to get the value out of $result!

I'm not a number, I'm a free man

RE: SQLite count rows in table


Ok. Then fetch the data from the statement object and use it :



$db = new PDO('sqlite:gandalf458.sqlite');

$query = 'SELECT count(*) FROM talks;';

$result = $db->query($query);

$data = $result->fetch(PDO::FETCH_ASSOC);

echo "There are {$data['count(*)']} rows in the table\n"; 

( You may prefer to give a nicer alias to the count(*) column. )


RE: SQLite count rows in table

Great - many thanks.

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