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From:Paul DuBois Date:January 21 2000 12:44pm
Subject:Re: No matches...
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At 1:23 AM -0600 2000-01-21, Matt Wagner wrote:
>Kole Dunn writes:
>>  Hi,
>>  My MySQL database works just great, and I do a SELECT on items based
>>  on a keyword query from a web site and it returns the matches. I now
>>  need to display a message "There were no matches" when nothing is
>>  matched in the database. I'm using Perl/DBI, does anyone have a
>>  helpful code snip I can use?
>my $query = $dbh->prepare(...);
>$query->execute or die "...";
>if ($query->rows == 0) {
>    print "There were no matches.";
>look at DBI docs.

Actually, the DBI docs say that you can't count on the rows method
being accurate for SELECT statements, and that you should count
the rows as you fetch them.

I often use logic something like this for the case in point:

count = 0
while (fetch next row succeeds)
	if count is 0 print any headers that are needed
	print row
if count is 0
	print that there were no rows

Paul DuBois, paul@stripped
No matches...Kole Dunn21 Jan
  • Re: No matches...Matt Wagner21 Jan
    • Re: No matches...Paul DuBois21 Jan