PHP MySQL - Buscar ID de fila

I have a table called "participants" that has 3 fields:

What I have is a select query with a where condition on event_id. The query returns let's say 20 rows (20 different participants). What I would like to do is to be able to figure out the row number for a given participant (prt_id).

FROM participants
WHERE prt_id = someinteger

preguntado el 09 de marzo de 12 a las 13:03

RowID is a feature of Oracle only:… -

What do you need that for? The order of the rows is not the order you added the records, you know. -

Of course... But I wanted to keep it simple for the post. Indeed I ORDER my select query based on a timestamp... -

5 Respuestas

While you can't specifically find a row ID using MySQL, you could do something like the following:

$conn = new mysqli(/*dbinfo*/);
$res = $conn->query("SELECT prt_id FROM participants");

$rowids = array(); $currid = 1;
while ($row = $res->fetch_object()) { // this is using the mysqli library
  $rowids[$row->prt_id] = $currid;

This would give you an array of ids associated with prt_id.

respondido 09 mar '12, 13:03

Hello Baez. I was looking for another solution than a while loop but as I see there is no such things as rowId or something like that. thks... - Marc

As I have pointed out, what happen if u inserted a row, next time you get this, you number will not match the previous. - iglesia

@Churk As long as you don't specify an ORDER BY prt_id clause or delete a value then the ids should always stay the same. - Chris Bornhoft

If u don't delete. That is not something u can guarantee. Especially for the life of an application. - iglesia

Podrías hacer algo como:


$counter = 1; // Start at one for first entry

$res = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM participants WHERE prt_id = 12");

while( $array = mysql_fetch_assoc($res) )
    // Do something with the counter, store it into array with details

respondido 09 mar '12, 13:03

This should do what you want inside MySQL (ie assign a rownum in the order of prt_id), but the performance will be dependent on the number of rows in the table so it's not optimal.

  SELECT @tmp:=@tmp+1 rownum, p.*
  FROM (SELECT @tmp:=0) z, participants p
  ORDER BY prt_id
) participants
WHERE prt_id = 36;

Demo aquí.

Edit: This "doh level" rewrite uses an simple index range instead of a table scan, so should be much faster (provided prt_id is a PRIMARY KEY)

FROM participants p1
JOIN participants p2
  ON p1.prt_id >= p2.prt_id
WHERE p1.prt_id=36;

Demo aquí.

respondido 09 mar '12, 14:03

Great answer but like you said, this would be very slow with even a minimal amount of rows. +1 - Chris Bornhoft

you could just add an index column in your database, set it as int, primary key and auto increment. then when retrieving the row you retrieve the index number.

respondido 09 mar '12, 13:03

That is the same idea as using one of the primary key column, just because u assign auto increment, if you delete a row and insert another, you would not be reusing the deleted row's id. - iglesia

RowID is a feature of Oracle:

MySQL does not have something like that, you can basically emulate that by assign number to an array inside php as you retrieve each row, but that doesn't guarantee you the same number next time you retrieve that results. You probably have to settle for using one of the primary IDs

respondido 09 mar '12, 13:03

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