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PHP mysqli fetch_array() Function

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Example - Object Oriented style

Fetch a result row as a numeric array and as an associative array:

<?php
$mysqli = new mysqli("localhost","my_user","my_password","my_db");

if ($mysqli -> connect_errno) {
  echo "Failed to connect to MySQL: " . $mysqli -> connect_error;
  exit();
}

$sql = "SELECT Lastname, Age FROM Persons ORDER BY Lastname";
$result -> $mysqli -> query($sql);

// Numeric array
$row = $result -> fetch_array(MYSQLI_NUM);
printf ("%s (%s)\n", $row[0], $row[1]);

// Associative array
$row = $result -> fetch_array(MYSQLI_ASSOC);
printf ("%s (%s)\n", $row["Lastname"], $row["Age"]);

// Free result set
$result -> free_result();

$mysqli -> close();
?>

Look at example of procedural style at the bottom.


Definition and Usage

The fetch_array() / mysqli_fetch_array() function fetches a result row as an associative array, a numeric array, or both.

Note: Fieldnames returned from this function are case-sensitive.


Syntax

Object oriented style:

$mysqli_result -> fetch_array(resulttype)

Procedural style:

mysqli_fetch_array(result,resulttype)

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
result Required. Specifies a result set identifier returned by mysqli_query(), mysqli_store_result() or mysqli_use_result()
resulttype Optional. Specifies what type of array that should be produced. Can be one of the following values:
  • MYSQLI_ASSOC
  • MYSQLI_NUM
  • MYSQLI_BOTH (this is default)

Technical Details

Return Value: Returns an array of strings that corresponds to the fetched row. NULL if there are no more rows in result-set
PHP Version: 5+

Example - Procedural style

Fetch a result row as a numeric array and as an associative array:

<?php
$con=mysqli_connect("localhost","my_user","my_password","my_db");

if (mysqli_connect_errno()) {
  echo "Failed to connect to MySQL: " . mysqli_connect_error();
  exit();
}

$sql = "SELECT Lastname, Age FROM Persons ORDER BY Lastname";
$result = mysqli_query($con,$sql);

// Numeric array
$row = mysqli_fetch_array($result, MYSQLI_NUM);
printf ("%s (%s)\n", $row[0], $row[1]);

// Associative array
$row = mysqli_fetch_array($result, MYSQLI_ASSOC);
printf ("%s (%s)\n", $row["Lastname"], $row["Age"]);

// Free result set
mysqli_free_result($result);

mysqli_close($con);
?>


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