The sql_countsel() functions returns the number of rows for a desired selection. It is more-or-less a short way of writing sql_select('COUNT(*)', ...).

It accepts the same arguments as sql_select() except for the first (normally the columns):

  1. $from,
  2. $where,
  3. $groupby,
  4. $having,
  5. $serveur,
  6. $option.

It is used as shown in this example:

$nomber = sql_countsel("table");


Count the number of keywords in a given keyword group:

$groupe = sql_countsel("spip_mots", "id_groupe=$id_groupe");

Return false if a section has any articles NOT in the trash:

if (sql_countsel('spip_articles', array(
    "statut <> 'poubelle'"
))) {
    return false;

If the spip_notations_objets table in the "Notations" table does not yet have any entry for the object identifier specified, then perform a database insert, otherwise perform an update:

// Update or insert?
if (!sql_countsel("spip_notations_objets", array(
    "objet=" . sql_quote($objet),
    "id_objet=" . sql_quote($id_objet),
))) {
    // Insert a record for the object notation
    sql_insertq("spip_notations_objets", ...);
    // ...
} else {
    // Update if there already is a record
    sql_updateq("spip_notations_objets", ...);
    // ...

Author Mark Baber Published : Updated : 15/02/12

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