(PHP3 , PHP4 )

mysql_field_type --  Get the type of the specified field in a result


string mysql_field_type (int result, int field_offset)

mysql_field_type() is similar to the mysql_field_name() function. The arguments are identical, but the field type is returned instead. The field type will be one of "int", "real", "string", "blob", and others as detailed in the MySQL documentation.

Example 1. mysql field types


mysql_connect ("localhost:3306");
mysql_select_db ("wisconsin");
$result = mysql_query ("SELECT * FROM onek");
$fields = mysql_num_fields ($result);
$rows   = mysql_num_rows ($result);
$i = 0;
$table = mysql_field_table ($result, $i);
echo "Your '".$table."' table has ".$fields." fields and ".$rows." records <BR>";
echo "The table has the following fields <BR>"; 
while ($i < $fields) {
    $type  = mysql_field_type  ($result, $i);
    $name  = mysql_field_name  ($result, $i);
    $len   = mysql_field_len   ($result, $i);
    $flags = mysql_field_flags ($result, $i);
    echo $type." ".$name." ".$len." ".$flags."<BR>";


For downward compatibility mysql_fieldtype() can also be used.