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6.5.23 mysql_field_table

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  • mysql_field_table

    Get name of the table the specified field is in


This extension was deprecated in PHP 5.5.0, and it was removed in PHP 7.0.0. Instead, the MySQLi or PDO_MySQL extension should be used. See also MySQL: choosing an API guide and related FAQ for more information. Alternatives to this function include:

mysqli_fetch_field_direct [table] or [orgtable]
PDOStatement::getColumnMeta [table]


string mysql_field_table(resource result,
                         int field_offset);

Returns the name of the table that the specified field is in.



The result resource that is being evaluated. This result comes from a call to mysql_query.


The numerical field offset. The field_offset starts at 0. If field_offset does not exist, an error of level E_WARNING is also issued.

Return Values

The name of the table on success.


Example 6.30 A mysql_field_table example


$query = "SELECT account.*, country.* FROM account, country WHERE = 'Portugal' AND account.country_id =";

// get the result from the DB
$result = mysql_query($query);

// Lists the table name and then the field name
for ($i = 0; $i < mysql_num_fields($result); ++$i) {
    $table = mysql_field_table($result, $i);
    $field = mysql_field_name($result, $i);

    echo  "$table: $field\n";




For backward compatibility, the following deprecated alias may be used: mysql_fieldtable

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