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Last updated: Tue, 19 Sep 2006


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PDO::query --  Executes an SQL statement, returning a result set as a PDOStatement object


PDOStatement PDO::query ( string statement )

bool PDO::query ( string statement, int PDO::FETCH_COLUMN, int colno )

bool PDO::query ( string statement, int PDO::FETCH_CLASS, string classname, array ctorargs )

bool PDO::query ( string statement, int PDO::FETCH_INTO, object object )

PDO::query() executes an SQL statement in a single function call, returning the result set (if any) returned by the statement as a PDOStatement object.

For a query that you need to issue multiple times, you will realize better performance if you prepare a PDOStatement object using PDO::prepare() and issue the statement with multiple calls to PDOStatement::execute().

If you do not fetch all of the data in a result set before issuing your next call to PDO::query(), your call may fail. Call PDOStatement::closeCursor() to release the database resources associated with the PDOStatement object before issuing your next call to PDO::query().

Note: Although this function is only documented as having a single parameter, you may pass additional arguments to this function. They will be treated as though you called PDOStatement::setFetchMode() on the resultant statement object.



The SQL statement to prepare and execute.

Return Values

PDO::query() returns a PDOStatement object.


Example 1. Demonstrate PDO::query

A nice feature of PDO::query() is that it enables you to iterate over the rowset returned by a successfully executed SELECT statement.

function getFruit($conn) {
    $sql = 'SELECT name, colour, calories FROM fruit ORDER BY name';
    foreach ($conn->query($sql) as $row) {
        print $row['NAME'] . "\t";
        print $row['COLOUR'] . "\t";
        print $row['CALORIES'] . "\n";

The above example will output:

apple   red     150
banana  yellow  250
kiwi    brown   75
lemon   yellow  25
orange  orange  300
pear    green   150
watermelon      pink    90

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Last updated: Tue, 19 Sep 2006