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Php sql Box that says yes if data is in table or no if there is no data

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What I need is a box that will say (YES) if table has data or say (NO) if there is no data.

So the php script is to connect to the database table.    w1monsick1 and check if there is any data in it if so. Say (YES) if no data is found in w1monsick1 then display (NO)
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Question by:paddy086
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Ray Paseur earned 250 total points
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You don't actually connect to a database table -- you connect to the database engine, then run a query to find information in the database tables.  This is untested code (since I do not have your CREATE TABLE statement) but it should be about right.  Plug in your credentials and give it a go.

<?php // demo/temp_paddy086.php
ini_set('display_errors', TRUE);
error_reporting(E_ALL);


// THIS SCRIPT DEMONSTRATES SOME OF THE BASICS OF MySQLi


// THE ABSOLUTE MINIMUM YOU MUST UNDERSTAND TO USE PHP AND MYSQLI
// MAN PAGE: http://php.net/manual/en/mysqli.overview.php
// MAN PAGE: http://php.net/manual/en/class.mysqli.php
// MAN PAGE: http://php.net/manual/en/class.mysqli-stmt.php
// MAN PAGE: http://php.net/manual/en/class.mysqli-result.php
// MAN PAGE: http://php.net/manual/en/class.mysqli-warning.php
// MAN PAGE: http://php.net/manual/en/class.mysqli-sql-exception.php <-- DID NOT WORK PHP 5.3+, MySQL 5.1+
// MAN PAGE: http://php.net/manual/en/mysqli.construct.php
// MAN PAGE: http://php.net/manual/en/mysqli.real-escape-string.php
// MAN PAGE: http://php.net/manual/en/mysqli.query.php
// MAN PAGE: http://php.net/manual/en/mysqli.errno.php
// MAN PAGE: http://php.net/manual/en/mysqli.error.php
// MAN PAGE: http://php.net/manual/en/mysqli.insert-id.php
// MAN PAGE: http://php.net/manual/en/mysqli-result.num-rows.php
// MAN PAGE: http://php.net/manual/en/mysqli-result.fetch-array.php
// MAN PAGE: http://php.net/manual/en/mysqli-result.fetch-object.php



// DATABASE CONNECTION AND SELECTION VARIABLES - GET THESE FROM YOUR HOSTING COMPANY
$db_host = "localhost"; // PROBABLY THIS IS OK
$db_name = "??";
$db_user = "??";
$db_word = "??";

// OPEN A CONNECTION TO THE DATA BASE SERVER AND SELECT THE DB
$mysqli = new mysqli($db_host, $db_user, $db_word, $db_name);

// DID THE CONNECT/SELECT WORK OR FAIL?
if ($mysqli->connect_errno)
{
    $err
    = "CONNECT FAIL: "
    . $mysqli->connect_errno
    . ' '
    . $mysqli->connect_error
    ;
    trigger_error($err, E_USER_ERROR);
}

// ACTIVATE THIS TO SHOW WHAT THE DB CONNECTION OBJECT LOOKS LIKE
// var_dump($mysqli);


// CREATE AND SEND A SELECT QUERY AND TEST THE RESULTS
$sql = "SELECT * FROM w1monsick1";
$res = $mysqli->query($sql);

// IF mysqli_query() RETURNS FALSE, LOG AND SHOW THE ERROR
if (!$res)
{
    $err
    = 'QUERY FAILURE:'
    . ' ERRNO: '
    . $mysqli->errno
    . ' ERROR: '
    . $mysqli->error
    . ' QUERY: '
    . $sql
    ;
    trigger_error($err, E_USER_ERROR);
}
// IF WE GET THIS FAR, THE QUERY SUCCEEDED AND WE HAVE A RESULT OBJECT IN $res
// AND SO WE CAN NOW USE OTHER MYSQLI::RESULT PROPERTIES AND METHODS


// DETERMINE HOW MANY ROWS OF RESULTS WE GOT
$num     = $res->num_rows;
if (!$num)
{
    echo PHP_EOL . "YES";
}
else
{
    echo PHP_EOL . "NO";
}

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by:iobox
iobox earned 250 total points
ID: 40375993
Not enough informations here.

In which way you connect to the db?
Against what you have to check data exists?

If you don't need the data a simple count will do the job.


Assuming you are using mysqli this might be a way

<?php
$sql = 'SELECT COUNT(*) AS total FROM w1monsick1;';
$mysqli = new mysqli("localhost", "my_user", "my_password", "mydb");
$result = $mysqli->query($sql);
$obj = $result->fetch_object;
$display = ($obj->total > 0) ? 'YES' : 'NO';


//Echo your $display where you need

?>

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