PDO and pagination

Dear Experts,

I have a PHP script using PDO to execute a MySQL stored procedure which uses the LIMIT command for pagination purposes.

The problem is that because of the LIMIT command, it only gets 10 records at a time.  But for my pagination to work, I need to have a full record count.

How can this be done?
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narmi2Asked:
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TiberiuGalCommented:
Hi,
you need to use two queries for this task, the first is like this:
"select count(*) from tablename" to get the total number of rows.

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narmi2Author Commented:
Can I not dynamically construct the sql query using PDO?  So the first time it is run it does not include the LIMIT statement, but in the second run, it includes the LIMIT statement?
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TiberiuGalCommented:
Technically you could, but it wouldn't make much sense.
What's wrong with this way of doing it?
$row = $conn->query("select Count(*) as noRecords from tablename");
$noRecords = $row['noRecords'];
$noPages = $noRecords / $limit;
// then the rest of your code.

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