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Reports the number of rows in a result set.


sqlsrv_num_rows( resource $stmt )  


$stmt: The result set for which to count the rows.

Return Value

false if there was an error calculating the number of rows. Otherwise, returns the number of rows in the result set.


sqlsrv_num_rows requires a client-side, static, or keyset cursor, and will return false if you use a forward cursor or a dynamic cursor. (A forward cursor is the default.) For more information about cursors, see sqlsrv_query and Cursor Types (SQLSRV Driver).


   $server = "server_name";  
   $conn = sqlsrv_connect( $server, array( 'Database' => 'Northwind' ) );  
   $stmt = sqlsrv_query( $conn, "select * from orders where CustomerID = 'VINET'" , array(), array( "Scrollable" => SQLSRV_CURSOR_KEYSET ));  
   $row_count = sqlsrv_num_rows( $stmt );  
   if ($row_count === false)  
      echo "\nerror\n";  
   else if ($row_count >=0)  
      echo "\n$row_count\n";  

The following sample shows that when there is more than one result set (a batch query), the number of rows is only available when you use a client-side cursor.

$serverName = "(local)";  
$connectionInfo = array("Database"=>"AdventureWorks");  
$conn = sqlsrv_connect( $serverName, $connectionInfo);  
$tsql = "select * from HumanResources.Department";  
// Client-side cursor and batch statements  
$tsql = "select top 2 * from HumanResources.Employee;Select top 3 * from HumanResources.EmployeeAddress";  
// works  
$stmt = sqlsrv_query($conn, $tsql, array(), array("Scrollable"=>"buffered"));  
// fails  
// $stmt = sqlsrv_query($conn, $tsql);  
// $stmt = sqlsrv_query($conn, $tsql, array(), array("Scrollable"=>"forward"));  
// $stmt = sqlsrv_query($conn, $tsql, array(), array("Scrollable"=>"static"));  
// $stmt = sqlsrv_query($conn, $tsql, array(), array("Scrollable"=>"keyset"));  
// $stmt = sqlsrv_query($conn, $tsql, array(), array("Scrollable"=>"dynamic"));  
$row_count = sqlsrv_num_rows( $stmt );  
echo "\nRow count for first result set = $row_count\n";  
$row_count = sqlsrv_num_rows( $stmt );  
echo "\nRow count for second result set = $row_count\n";  

See Also

SQLSRV Driver API Reference