Counting rows in table

Here is my flow can somebody help me with syntax.

COUNT * FROM $table with class = $classid
IF COUNT < $maxsize {do this}
ELSE {do that}
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I think you are looking for something like this:

SELECT COUNT(*) as mycount FROM $table WHERE class = '$classid'

mysql eg:

$query = mysql_query("SELECT COUNT(*) as mycount FROM $table WHERE class = '$classid'") or die(mysql_error());

if (mysql_result($query,0,'mycount') < $maxsize) {
 //do this
else {
 //do that

You might just count a specific column rather then all (*) to speed up the query.


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livegirlloveAuthor Commented:
That was fast ;-)

SELECT COUNT(class) as mycount FROM $table WHERE class = '$classid'") or die(mysql_error());
since I just need to know how many people are signed up for that class...

if (mysql_result($query,0,'mycount') < $maxsize) {
What is the 0 after the $query?


0 corresponds to the row number, since the query will only return one row you just need to reference row 0 (like arrays it starts at 0 and increments by 1 for each row returned).

There is more information in the manual if needed:

livegirlloveAuthor Commented:
Diablo, I need to start paying you for all the quick help....Thanks a lot!!  It works perfectly.  
*laughing*, glad i could help :)

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