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From Issac Goldstand <>
Subject Re: [OT] Database transaction across multiple web requests
Date Tue, 04 Apr 2006 13:15:52 GMT

Greg Sabino Mullane wrote:
>>> Granted, I use a few MySQL features for this; I'm not sure if LIMIT
>>> exists in postgresql, and I'm fairly sure that the SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS
>>> directive (which will return the total rows in a select statement
>>> regardless of the LIMIT directives) doesn't...
> Postgres has LIMIT and OFFSET. To determine the number of rows returned,
> you can simply look at the return value of execute, or you can call
> $sth->rows:
> my $numrows = $sth->execute(1,2,42);
> my $numrows2 = $sth->rows;

But will this return the total rows or just the rows that match the
LIMIT ... OFFSET ... directive?

In MySQL, at least, it will return the latter.  The SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS
directive is to calculate the former.


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