(no version information, might be only in CVS)PDO->exec() -- Execute an SQL statement and return the number of affected rows
PDO->exec() executes an SQL statement in a single function call, returning the number of rows affected by the statement.
PDO->exec() does not return results from a SELECT statement. For a SELECT statement that you only need to issue once during your program, consider issuing PDO->query(). For a statement that you need to issue multiple times, prepare a PDOStatement object with PDO->prepare() and issue the statement with PDOStatement->execute().
This function may return Boolean FALSE, but may also return a non-Boolean value which evaluates to FALSE, such as 0 or "". Please read the section on Booleans for more information. Use the === operator for testing the return value of this function.
Example 1. Issuing a DELETE statement
Count the number of rows deleted by a DELETE statement with no WHERE clause.
The above example will output: