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pg_field_numReturns the field number of the named field


pg_field_num(PgSql\Result $result, string $field): int

pg_field_num() will return the number of the field number that corresponds to the field in the given result instance.


This function used to be called pg_fieldnum().



An PgSql\Result instance, returned by pg_query(), pg_query_params() or pg_execute()(among others).


The name of the field. The given name is treated like an identifier in an SQL command, that is, it is downcased unless double-quoted.

Valores devueltos

The field number (numbered from 0), or -1 on error.

Historial de cambios

Versión Descripción
8.1.0 The result parameter expects an PgSql\Result instance now; previously, a recurso was expected.


Ejemplo #1 Getting information about fields

= pg_connect("dbname=publisher") or die("Could not connect");

$res = pg_query($dbconn, "select author, year, title from authors where author = 'Orwell'");

"Column 'title' is field number: ", pg_field_num($res, 'title');

El resultado del ejemplo sería:

Column 'title' is field number: 2

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