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How to bind variables using mysqli for unknown number of field

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My prepare statement: "select * from tblname";
How do I bind the number of unknown field being retrieved?
It could be 2 or 10.

Help!


I know how to bind if I know that it is going to return 2 fields (see code below).
How do I bind it if I don't know how many fields are being retrieved so that I can bind the result and then fetch all the values???




if ($sql = $mysqli->prepare("SELECT * FROM lindatest")) {
$sql->execute();

/* bind variables to prepared statement */
$sql->bind_result($col1, $col2);

/* fetch values */
while ($sql->fetch()) {
printf($col1." and ".$col2."<br />");
}

/* close statement */
$sql->close();
}
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by:bigjdve
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That is helpful.  However, how do I bind the variables if let see there are 10 fields that was returned.
Do I have to have 10 bind variables ($sql->bind_result($col1, $col2...$col10)??
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by:bigjdve
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darkyin887 -- again, thank you.  I actually figure this out already.  But thank you.  However, I am now stuck on how to retrieve my data.  I used a while loop to go through my resultset to get my data.  This table only have 2 fields (date, value).  To retrieve the date field, I need to specified that exact field (i.e. $result['date']).  Is there a way to retrieve this field without specifying the field name.

See my code:

if ($sql = $mysqli->prepare("SELECT * FROM lindatest")) {
    $sql->execute();


      $sql->store_result();
      
      $meta = $sql->result_metadata();

      $bindVarsArray = array();
      
      while ($column = $meta->fetch_field()) {
         $bindVarsArray[] = &$results[$column->name];
      }      
      call_user_func_array(array($sql, 'bind_result'), $bindVarsArray);
      
      $sql->fetch();

      while ($sql->fetch())
      {            
            echo "here= ".$results['value']." <br>";
            
      }

      $sql->close();
}
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by:darkyin87
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I am sorry.. I think that is not possible.
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solution was resolved with the call_user_func
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