Running a SQL Statement in PHP


How To Run a SQL Statement in PHP?



You can run any types of SQL statements through the mysql_query() function. It takes the SQL statement as a string and returns different types of data depending on the SQL statement type and execution status:

  • Returning FALSE, if the execution failed.
  • Returning a result set object, if the execution is successful on a SELECT statement or other statement returning multiple rows of data.
  • Returning TRUE, if the execution is successful on other statements.

Here is a good example of running a SQL statement with the mysql_query() function:

  include "mysql_connection.php";

  $sql = 'SELECT sysdate() FROM dual';
  $rs = mysql_query($sql, $con);
  $row = mysql_fetch_array($rs);
  print("Database current time: ". $row[0] ."\n");


If you run this script, you will get something like this:

Database current time: 2006-02-26 21:34:57


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