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Valid output values for a PHP/MySQL update statement

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Hey folks,

I have a program I'm working on to automate updating of various types of data. I basically have a form, with a button that allows anyone in the HR department to click it and automatically run an update query based on pre-defined values.

My question is, I know (or rather, as far as I'm aware) update normally just returns a boolean value of true/false on success/failure, but is it possible to output to the browser the values that were updated? Or even, how many lines were updated?

For example, if hitting the button would update 10 lines in a given table, is it possible to either, A) output which lines were updated, or B) simply output "10 lines updated" etc.

Thanks!
James
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Ali Kayahan earned 2000 total points
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Hi jmoriarty; You can get the affected row counts just running  ;
     
     mysql_affected_rows() ;

  After your query , so you can log it or output...
 
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Hi aly_kayahan,

Thanks, that's exactly what I was looking for!

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