For the last website I made, I created a really flexible and friendly administration panel where there were a lot of statistics to analyze how the website was performing. I came across different ways of counting records in a table, yet stuck with this one, the most efficient:
The query is really simple, we will use SELECT COUNT(1), then mysql_fetch_row() that count. The code would look like this:
$q="SELECT COUNT(1) FROM table"; $r = mysql_query($q); $row = mysql_fetch_row($r); //The count is stored in the array key 0: $row print "Has a total of".$row." records";
That’s it! Easy, huh? You can Google how to count records, and see this is the most recommended way of doing it. StackOverflow has a lot of really nice info about this. If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact me!
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