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dbase_numrecordsGets the number of records in a database


int dbase_numrecords ( int $dbase_identifier )

Gets the number of records (rows) in the specified database.


Record numbers are between 1 and dbase_numrecords($db), while field numbers are between 0 and dbase_numfields($db)-1.



The database link identifier, returned by dbase_open() or dbase_create().

Return Values

The number of records in the database, or FALSE if an error occurs.


Example #1 Looping over all the records of the database


// open in read-only mode
$db dbase_open('/tmp/test.dbf'0);

if (
$db) {
$record_numbers dbase_numrecords($db);
  for (
$i 1$i <= $record_numbers$i++) {
// do something here, for each record


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Garry Cross
8 years ago

// open in read-only mode
$db = dbase_open('/tmp/test.dbf', 0);

if (
$db) {
$record_numbers = dbase_numrecords($db);
  for (
$i = 1; $i <= $record_numbers; $i++) {
// do something here, for each record


Trying to get number of records in 1 of my "MySQL" tables. My database has 3 tables in it. How does it know which table to count records in.

Spent an hour and a half looking through Google links to dbase_numrecords, every place I go has a mirror image of the same example, but does not specify which table.

I understand, $db is the string that holds the name of the database. Or should it be the name of the table in the database.
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