(PHP 5)

mysqli_stmt_result_metadata -- Returns result set metadata from a prepared statement


Procedural style:

mixed mysqli_stmt_result_metadata ( object stmt)

Object oriented style (method):

class stmt {

mixed result_metadata ( void )


If a statement passed to mysqli_prepare() is one that produces a result set, mysqli_stmt_result_metadata() returns the result object that can be used to process the meta information such as total number of fields and individual field information.

Note: This result set pointer can be passed as an argument to any of the field-based functions that process result set metadata, such as:

The result set structure should be freed when you are done with it, which you can do by passing it to mysqli_free_result()

Note: The result set returned by mysqli_stmt_result_metadata() contains only metadata. It does not contain any row results. The rows are obtained by using the statement handle with mysqli_fetch().

Return Values

mysqli_stmt_result_metadata() returns a result object or FALSE if an error occured.

See also:

mysqli_prepare(), mysqli_free_result()


Example 1. Object oriented style

= new mysqli("localhost", "my_user", "my_password", "test");

$mysqli->query("DROP TABLE IF EXISTS friends");
$mysqli->query("CREATE TABLE friends (id int, name varchar(20))");

$mysqli->query("INSERT INTO friends VALUES (1,'Hartmut'), (2, 'Ulf')");

$stmt = $mysqli->prepare("SELECT id, name FROM friends");

/* get resultset for metadata */
$result = $stmt->result_metadata();

/* retrieve field information from metadata result set */
$field = $result->fetch_field();

printf("Fieldname: %s\n", $field->name);

/* close resultset */

/* close connection */

Example 2. Procedural style

= mysqli_connect("localhost", "my_user", "my_password", "test");

mysqli_query($link, "DROP TABLE IF EXISTS friends");
mysqli_query($link, "CREATE TABLE friends (id int, name varchar(20))");

mysqli_query($link, "INSERT INTO friends VALUES (1,'Hartmut'), (2, 'Ulf')");

$stmt = mysqli_prepare($link, "SELECT id, name FROM friends");

/* get resultset for metadata */
$result = mysqli_stmt_result_metadata($stmt);

/* retrieve field information from metadata result set */
$field = mysqli_fetch_field($result);

printf("Fieldname: %s\n", $field->name);

/* close resultset */

/* close connection */