Getting first value of a mysql return

hi list -

cant find any decent mysql/ruby usage examples, any suggestions? even
the dave thomas book has very little…

i have a sql statement which sometimes returns a single value, and
sometimes it cant find a matching result.

how do i trap this nothing value? it doesnt seem to be a “nil” : the
return type is always:
MySql::Result

which is not a hash, so i cant get the keys or count() or anything…

puts res.class
# Mysql::Result

itemCount = res.keys.length
#> NoMethodError: undefined method ‘keys’ for #

if ( res.nil? ) // never is tho…


also how do i extrac the first and only result? eg if the result is
not a list of items, but just reding the value of one field?

tx!

  David "DC" Collier

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dc [email protected] wrote:

MySql::Result
That’s the usual way DB interfaces handle this. You always get a result

but it may be empty. You can either iterate all result rows and notice
that
you do not have any result that way. Or you can maybe try #empty? on
the
result.

Kind regards

robert

Robert K. wrote:

return type is always:
MySql::Result

That’s the usual way DB interfaces handle this. You always get a result -
but it may be empty. You can either iterate all result rows and notice that
you do not have any result that way. Or you can maybe try #empty? on the
result.

Kind regards

robert

Yep, try #num_rows on the result (I had a look at mysql.rb in rails)

Cheers,
Andy

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