Count the number of rows :

Hi, I have the following sql statement in php:

$query_1 = "SELECT patient_id,visit_notes, DATE_FORMAT(visit_date,'%Y-%m-%d') AS event_date FROM patient_visitschedule WHERE visit_date LIKE '$year-$month%'";
$num_rows = mysql_num_rows($query_1);
echo $num_rows;

When I run this code I get the following error, why is this?

Warning: mysql_num_rows() expects parameter 1 to be resource, string given in C:\xampp\htdocs\carePlus\module_patient\viewPatientSchedule.php on line 65

Now when I run the following code;

$events = array();
$query_1 = "SELECT patient_id,visit_notes, DATE_FORMAT(visit_date,'%Y-%m-%d') AS event_date FROM patient_visitschedule WHERE visit_date LIKE '$year-$month%'";
$result_1 = mysql_query($query_1) or die('cannot get results!');
while($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result_1)) {
$events[$row['event_date']][] = $row;

I get the event information displayed on my php page, but what I need is the count of the number of rows fetched. Can someone help me here. Thank  you.

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aej1973Asked:
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ramromconsultant Commented:
instead of $num_rows = mysql_num_rows($query_1);
try $num_rows = mysql_num_rows($result_1);
after, of course, running the query,
Ray PaseurCommented:
$query_1 is a string variable. To get a results set you actually need to run the query!
$query_1 = "SELECT patient_id,visit_notes, DATE_FORMAT(visit_date,'%Y-%m-%d') AS event_date FROM patient_visitschedule WHERE visit_date LIKE '$year-$month%'";
$x = mysql_query($query_1);
if (!$x) due("FAIL $query_1<br/>" . mysql_error() );
$num_rows = mysql_num_rows($x);
echo $num_rows;

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aej1973Author Commented:
Thank you.
ramromconsultant Commented:
Why did you accept a 2nd and later version of my solution instead of mine?
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