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    Here are two code examples of PHP grabbing data from MySQL. Just wondering which one is more efficient. If you know of a better means, please post it by all means.

    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana,Arial,Helvetica">code:</font><HR><pre>
    Code Example 1:

    $query="SELECT * FROM table";

    while ($i < $num) {


    print "$id - $name<br>n";



    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana,Arial,Helvetica">code:</font><HR><pre>
    $query = "select * from table";
    $result = mysql_query($query);
    $num = mysql_numrows($result);

    while($row = mysql_fetch_object($result)) {

    print "$row->id<br>";
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    It seems like the second one would be faster, I guess it depends how many values you are getting out of each row returned.

    If you are getting a row with say 10-20 items, then it seems like it'd be faster to fetch the whole thing into an object or array, and then just use $row->id, $row->name, etc...

    If you are only returning one or two things, then it seems like it'd be faster to just automatically assign that a variable, rather than creating a whole object.

    of course, i'm no professional and the actual speed difference is probably very small.

    the only extra info I can add is to put your $result = mysql_fetch_object($result) into an if statement. this is good if you aren't sure that anything will be returned from the query.

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    $query = mysql_db_query($query_statement);
    if ($result = mysql_fetch_object($query))
    do {
    //Something returned...
    //Print out values...
    } while ($result = mysql_fetch_object($query));
    //Nothing returned...

    Don't know if this helps or not...if not, spend my $0.02 on something nice...

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