(PHP 3, PHP 4 , PHP 5)

mysql_affected_rows -- Get number of affected rows in previous MySQL operation


int mysql_affected_rows ( [resource link_identifier])

mysql_affected_rows() returns the number of rows affected by the last INSERT, UPDATE or DELETE query associated with link_identifier. If the link identifier isn't specified, the last link opened by mysql_connect() is assumed.

Note: If you are using transactions, you need to call mysql_affected_rows() after your INSERT, UPDATE, or DELETE query, not after the commit.

If the last query was a DELETE query with no WHERE clause, all of the records will have been deleted from the table but this function will return zero.

Note: When using UPDATE, MySQL will not update columns where the new value is the same as the old value. This creates the possibility that mysql_affected_rows() may not actually equal the number of rows matched, only the number of rows that were literally affected by the query.

mysql_affected_rows() does not work with SELECT statements; only on statements which modify records. To retrieve the number of rows returned by a SELECT, use mysql_num_rows().

If the last query failed, this function will return -1.

Example 1. Delete-Query

/* connect to database */
$link = mysql_connect('localhost', 'mysql_user', 'mysql_password');
if (!
$link) {
'Could not connect: ' . mysql_error());

/* this should return the correct numbers of deleted records */
mysql_query('DELETE FROM mytable WHERE id < 10');
printf("Records deleted: %d\n", mysql_affected_rows());

/* with a where clause that is never true, it should return 0 */
mysql_query('DELETE FROM mytable WHERE 0');
printf("Records deleted: %d\n", mysql_affected_rows());

The above example would produce the following output:

Records deleted: 10
Records deleted: 0

Example 2. Update-Query

/* connect to database */
mysql_connect("localhost", "mysql_user", "mysql_password") or
"Could not connect: " . mysql_error());

/* Update records */
mysql_query("UPDATE mytable SET used=1 WHERE id < 10");
printf ("Updated records: %d\n", mysql_affected_rows());

The above example would produce the following output:

Updated Records: 10

See also mysql_num_rows(), and mysql_info().

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