zechdc zechdc - 7 months ago 26
SQL Question

How do I tell when a MySQL UPDATE was successful versus actually updated data?

How do I tell when a MySQL UPDATE was successful versus actually updated data?

Example:

TABLE
id city_name
1 Union
2 Marthasville


If I run the following:

$data = array('city_name', 'Marthasville');

//update record 2 from Marthasville to the same thing, Marthasville.
$this->db->where('id', 2);
$this->db->update('table', $data);

if($this->db->affected_rows() > 0)
{
//I need it to return TRUE when the MySQL was successful even if nothing was actually updated.
return TRUE;
}else{
return FALSE;
}


This will return
TRUE
every time the UPDATE statement is successful, but FALSE when no rows were actually updated.

I need it to return
TRUE
every time the UPDATE statement was successfully executed even if it doesn't actually change any records.

Answer

Have a look at mysql_affected_rows()

It should tell you if anything was actually updated as opposed to nothing was successfully updated resulting in a return of true.

php.net says:

mysql_affected_rows()

Returns the number of affected rows on success, and -1 if the last query failed.

You could use the following to achieve your desired results:

if($this->db->affected_rows() >= 0){ }