In Codeigniter, how can I check for results from SQL query to database?

In my database model, I have a function that accepts an SQL statement as a parameter and returns the results in what I believe is an array of objects.

But if no records are found, it is returning "0" instead of an array of objects.

I know this can't be right because I get syntax errors when I try to test the returning results when no records are found.  

What would be the proper way to handle this so that the controller can check to see if any results are returned before calling the view?

Code is attached.

function Fetch_query($sql)
{
   $results = $this->masters->query($sql);
   if($results->num_rows()>0):
      $results = $results->result_array();
      return $results;
   else:
      return "0";
   endif;
}

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Chris StanyonWebDevCommented:
Try something like the following.

You can then check whether the array is empty or not and act accordingly.




//Your model
function Fetch_query($sql)
{
    $query = $this->db->query($sql);
    return $query->result_array();
} 



//Your controller.
$myrecords = $this->myModel->Fetch_query("select * from wherever");

if ($myRecords)
{
    //we have records
    $this->load->view("yourview");
}
else
{
    //we don't have records so do something else.
}

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lthamesAuthor Commented:
Very helpful, I was able to complete the page with your help.

thank you!
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