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Re: Number of elements in array

by NetWallah (Abbot)
on Sep 24, 2012 at 13:55 UTC ( #995388=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Number of elements in array

If you want to get the number of rows in a database table, the most efficient way would be to let the database count them:

...prepare ("Select COUNT(*) FROM TABLE_OR_QUERY"); # TABLE_OR_QUERY can be another (SELECT...) statement
Most databases will optimize queries, so you can do the count query, then do the data query as 2 separate queries.

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by tobyink (Abbot) on Sep 24, 2012 at 14:03 UTC

    This counts the number of rows. The OP was counting the number of columns.

    Of course, it's possible that the OP did actually want the number of rows...

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