Ron Jobbins Ron Jobbins - 1 year ago 59
MySQL Question

How to use bind_result() instead of get_result() in php

I'm working on a project for uni and have been using the following code on a

testing server
get all devices
from a table based on a

public function getAllDevices($user_id) {
$stmt = $this->conn->prepare("SELECT * FROM devices WHERE primary_owner_id = ?");
$stmt->bind_param("i", $user_id);
$devices = $stmt->get_result();
return $devices;

This worked fine on my testing server but returns this error when migrating over to the university project server:

Call to undefined method mysqli_stmt::get_result()

Some googling suggests using
instead of
but I have no idea how to do this
all fields
in the table. Most examples only show returning
one field

Any help would be much appreciated

Answer Source

Assuming you can't use get_result() and you want an array of devices, you could do:

public function getAllDevices($user_id) {
    $stmt = $this->conn->prepare("SELECT device_id, device_name, device_info FROM devices WHERE  primary_owner_id = ?");
    $stmt->bind_param("i", $user_id);
    $stmt->bind_result($id, $name, $info);
    $devices = array();

    while($stmt->fetch()) {
        $tmp = array();
        $tmp["id"] = $id;
        $tmp["name"] = $name;
        $tmp["info"] = $info;
        array_push($devices, $tmp);
    return $devices;

This creates a temporary array and stores the data from each row in it, and then pushes it to the main array. As far as I'm aware, you can't use SELECT * in bind_result(). Instead, you will annoyingly have to type out all the fields you want after SELECT