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PHP: Count Rows in COM object array?

Posted on 2008-06-12
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I'm using php to work with a foxpro database.

using this select

$pricelist = "select * from PRODATA!ICITEM01 WHERE market1>0 ORDER BY itmdesc";

I need to count the number or rows (or better yet, actually see if it retrieved any data at all).
I know this can be done in my sql with mySQL_num_rows but working with com objects seems to be different so i dont think that would work.

Thansk in advance
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run
$pricelist = "select count(*) as num from PRODATA!ICITEM01 WHERE market1>0 ORDER BY itmdesc";
and read that result and it will tell you the number of rows.
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so that will return a single number that i can print like echo $pricelist?
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You can print it as you output the other things you read from the database.
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how do i do  that?

normally i have to

$rs = $conn->Execute($pricelist);
$cntpatest = $rs->Fields("cntpa");
echo $cntpatest->value;

but this isnt returning any fields with values its returning a single number. Its returning as a vartiant so I cant  echo $rs
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Should be printed with

$pricelist = "select count(*) as num from PRODATA!ICITEM01 WHERE market1>0 ORDER BY itmdesc";
$rs = $conn->Execute($pricelist);
$cntpatest = $rs->Fields("num");
echo $cntpatest->value;
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great that worked, now i just need help with making my selects so i can compare the num of rows. here is the link

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/PHP/Q_23479705.html
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