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Getting the number of items in MySQL database table.

Is there an easier way to get the number of items in a database table than
selecting all the records in it and then running mysql_num_rows on the
result?

Hamilton
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Jul 17 '05 #1
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Spidah wrote:
Is there an easier way to get the number of items in a database table than
selecting all the records in it and then running mysql_num_rows on the
result?


Try a query like:

select count(*) from table_name;

Ruben.
Jul 17 '05 #2

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