(no version information, might be only in CVS)PDOStatement->getColumnMeta() -- Returns metadata for a column in a result set
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Retrieves the metadata for a 0-indexed column in a result set as an associative array.
Not all PDO drivers support PDOStatement->getColumnMeta().
Returns an associative array containing the following values representing the metadata for a single column:
Table 1. Column metadata
|native_type||The PHP native type used to represent the column value.|
|The SQL type used to represent the column value in the database. If the column in the result set is the result of a function, this value is not returned by PDOStatement->getColumnMeta().|
|flags||Any flags set for this column.|
|name||The name of this column as returned by the database.|
|len||The length of this column. Normally -1 for types other than floating point decimals.|
|precision||The numeric precision of this column. Normally 0 for types other than floating point decimals.|
|pdo_type||The type of this column as represented by the PDO::PARAM_* constants.|
Returns FALSE if the requested column does not exist in the result set, or if no result set exists.
Example 1. Retrieving column metadata
The following example shows the results of retrieving the metadata for a single column generated by a function (COUNT) in a PDO_SQLITE driver.
The above example will output: