API function -- mysql_field_count() with use of PHP

Hello, expert!

I have some problems with mySQL and PHP. I have found C API function in MySQL manual -
mysql_field_count() .

I wanted to ask you, how to use this API function in my php code. Is it possible? If not,
then can I ask you to write a reliable function, which could count fields in SQL query.

For example,

select * from ... ; How to count them ...??


This is my problem. Thanks in advance.

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fr0xAsked:
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shiftedCommented:
So why don't you use PHP function mysql_num_fields() instead of C API?

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F PCommented:
Like this with a sub-query, so it shows on every record, or independent if you just need it once.

SELECT table.*, (SELECT COUNT(*) FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS  WHERE table_name = 'table') AS total_columns FROM table;

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