5.4. Models

5.4.6. Getting Column Values

The default method to get column values is to use the appropriate get*() method for the column data type. E.g. use getString() to return data from a CHAR/VARCHAR/TEXT column. Creole will perform any unescaping and type conversions. For example:

while($rs->next()) {
         // returns PHP string
        echo "n" . $rs->getString("name");

         // returns PHP int/long
        echo "n" . $rs->getInt("id");

         // returns formatted date
        echo "n" . $rs->getTimestamp("stamp", "m/d/y H:i:s");

You can also use the generic !ResultSet::get() method, if you do not want to perform any type conversions on the data you are returning:

while($rs->next()) {
        print $rs->get("name") . " (" . $rs->get("id") . ")";

And finally, you can also use the getRow() to return an associative array of the current row:

while ($rs->next()) {
        $row = $rs->getRow();
        foreach ($row as $key => $value) {
                echo $key . ": " . $value;

Scrolling ResultSet Methods

Scrolling ResultSet features are supported well in MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQLite. For Oracle, however, this behaviour has to be emulated. For this reason, reverse scrolling is not currently supported in Oracle.

// Move to first record

// Move ahead 3 rows

// Scroll backwards

// Move to last position


In addition to using the traditional scrolling functions, you can also use an SPL Iterator to iterate over the query results. Some drivers (e.g. SQLite) have optimized iterators that will be as fast or faster than the traditional scrolling methods.

foreach ($rs as $row) {
        // $row is an assoc array

This method of iterating over a ResultSet exists for convenience, and does not provide any type-conversion methods.

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